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The archaeological remains from a surface collection, Fort Vermilion, Alberta

Description

This paper describes a surface collection from the Gull Lake site near Fort Vermilion in northern Alberta. The site yielded an assortment of tools, including a complete microblade core, several diagnostic projectile points made from a variety of lithic raw materials (including one specimen resembling Angostura Paleoindian points). We hypothesize that the Gull Lake site represents one of several areas in the northern Alberta Boreal Borest that were prairies purposely maintained by First Nations peoples to attract large game animals such as woodland bison. Once these and other large animals were depleted after contact, First Nations peoples no longer used the site in favor of other still productive game animal areas in northern Alberta.

Updated

July 28, 2021

Tags
Archaeological Survey of Alberta Gull Lake site Gull Lake site-IcQa-31 Paleoindian Peace River Chert archaeology controlled burning microblade northern alberta

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Culture and Status of Women

Contributor

Pyszczyk, Heinz W.

Contributor

Bubela, Shawn.

Contributor

Tymkob, Kimberlee.

Contributor

Daweb, Robert.

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Resource Dates

Date Created

2021-07-28

Date Added

2021-07-28T19:59:05.960377

Date Modified

2021-07-28

Date Issued

2021-07-28

Audience information

Identifiers

ISBN (pdf)

9781460150566

ISSN (online)

2562-7848

Usage / Licence

Usage Considerations

Each article also published separately between April and September 2021.

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No licence

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Contact Name

Archaeological Survey of Alberta