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Topics: Arts, Culture and History

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January 1, 1979

Description

In October 1975, a human burial was located during construction activities in Elk Point, Alberta. It consisted of the flexed skeleton of a middle-aged male, with a bundle of artifacts in place under his head. Due to exceptionally good preservation, many perishables are present among these...


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January 1, 1980

Description

In 1977, archaeological investigations were carried out at the Cochrane Ranche site prior to the development of the site as an historic park. The investigations obtained general information about the ranch period of the late 19th century in Western Canada, provided detailed construction...


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January 1, 1978

Description

Salvage excavations were undertaken in 1974 at two sites, one prehistoric and one historic, in the Coal Creek – Grand Valley area west of Cochrane. These sites were to be impacted to varying degrees by the planned revisions of Highway 1a and Grand Valley Road. The prehistoric site was a multiple...


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January 1, 1983

Description

This report presents a detailed account of the findings of the 1980 salvage excavations at site EgPr-2 which is located in the southern Alberta Foothills at Sibbald Flat some 72 kilometers due west of Calgary. The improvement of Highway 968 as part of the general Kananaskis development program...


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January 1, 1986

Description

Presents a collection of archaeological studies seeking to understand the characteristics of the prehistory of the mountains and foothills that form the Eastern Slopes along the Rocky Mountains. The papers are organized in a geographical cline from south to north, with those having a more...


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January 1, 1978

Description

In this monograph the culture history of the Clearwater River Drainage Basin Area is examined. Drawing upon archaeological materials gathered during fieldwork involving basic survey and test excavations on three archaeological sites, along with supporting data from ethnohistorical sources and the...


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December 1, 1978

Description

Students of the northwestern plains archaeological region have very limited and scattered amounts of historical and ethnographic records available to them for study. This lack has prompted us to develope a new organizational framework which synthesizes ethnohistoric data gathered from previous...


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January 1, 1983

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This thesis investigates prehistoric cultures of the Northern Great Plains during the period from 1000 BC to 1000 AD, viewing them within a taxonomic framework of archaeological units—the phase and cultural tradition. In this thesis 200 archaeological components and 155 radiocarbon dates are...


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January 1, 1976

Description

An archaeological survey of the Caribou and Birch Mountains and portions of the Peace, Athabasca and Clearwater rivers in northern Alberta was directed at inventorying sites and assessing whether or not differential occupation of two ecologically dissimilar uplands had occurred. Greater usage of...


Last Modified

November 1, 1991

Description

During June and July, 1990, archaeological investigations were conducted at the historic townsite of Waterhole, in northwestern Alberta, to mitigate the effects of potential disturbance resulting from highway realignment activities. The principle focus of the investigations was on the recovery of...