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Near surface magnetic assessment on the FM Ranch Campsite (EfPk-1)

Description

During mitigative and exploratory studies undertaken at the FM Ranch Campsite (EfPk-1) in 2015, near-surface geophysical assessment was implemented to help focus archaeological and geoarchaeological studies in a selected area of the site. The purpose of the study was to locate culturally-derived combustion features (such as hearths) using magnetic detection methods prior to excavation, in order to maximize the potential for recovery of cultural data that are usually associated with these types of features. Analysis of the results of this work illustrated some shortcomings of the gradiometer method, and an alternative geophysical magnetic assessment method that would be more suitable for investigating the majority of archaeological features found in North America is suggested. Part of the 37th volume of the Archaeological Survey of Alberta Occasional Paper series, which contains 18 articles exploring multiple facets of the impact on archaeological resources of the 2013 flood in southern Alberta.

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Archaeological Survey of Alberta FM Ranch Southern Alberta flood archaeological resources archaeological sites archaeological surveys flooding floods geoarchaeology geophysics late precontact period magnetic assessment stratigraphy surface magnetic assessment

Title and publication information

Type
Report
Alternative Title

Archaeological Survey of Alberta occasional paper no. 37

Alternative Title

After the flood : investigations of impacts to archaeological resources from the 2013 flood in southern Alberta

Extent

12 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Culture and Tourism

Contributor

Gibson, Terrance

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Resource Dates

Date Created

2017-12-31

Date Added

2018-01-30T21:18:52.885247

Date Modified

2017-12-31

Date Issued

2018-01-30

Audience information

Identifiers

ISBN (pdf)

9781460137659

Usage / Licence

Licence

No licence

Contact

Contact Name

Todd Kristensen