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The Wearmouth Buffalo Jump : a stratified protohistoric site on lower Jumpingpound Creek, Alberta

Description

As a result of the program initiated by Alberta Culture and Tourism in response to the widespread flooding of 2013, a series of previously unidentified archaeological sites were recorded northwest of Calgary on a tributary of the Bow River, Jumpingpound Creek, near the confluence of the two waterways. This site complex is organized around the newly recorded Wearmouth Buffalo Jump, a deeply stratified bison kill at the foot of a small cliff. The area represents a rare instance in which aspects of archaeology, history, and Indigenous tradition may intersect at a geographic location that has remained largely intact since the period of first contact, yet this area remains highly susceptible to flood related erosion. 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 Jumpingpound Creek Protohistoric Period Southern Alberta flood Wearmouth Buffalo Jump archaeological resources archaeological sites archaeological surveys bison bison hunting bone beds buffalo jumps flooding floods

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

15 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Culture and Tourism

Contributor

Leyden, Jeremy J.

Contributor

Landals, Alison

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Resource Dates

Date Created

2017-12-31

Date Added

2018-01-30T21:03:36.021135

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