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Dated ground stone artifacts from Tse’K’wa (HbRf-39), Peace River region, British Columbia

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Artifacts made from ground sandstone were recovered from Tse’K’wa (HbRf-39) in the Peace River region of north¬eastern British Columbia. Two formal types are described: handstones and beveled-edge artifacts. The specimens are dated by stratigraphic position and radiocarbon from 6000 cal BP to recent times. Scans with an optical profilometer of possibly worked surfaces show that they are significantly smoother than unworked sandstone from the local bed¬rock formation. The shape of the artifacts also supports their identification as deliberately formed artifacts. This paper suggests that these are tools related to preparation of hides.

Updated

April 14, 2022

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Archaeological Survey of Alberta Charlie Lake Cave Peace River Tse K wa Tse-K-wa archaeology ground stone hide-working optical profilometer

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Culture and Status of Women

Contributor

Doucettea, Rory

Contributor

Lib, Yasong

Contributor

Drivera, Jonathan

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Resource Dates

Date Created

2022-04-14

Date Added

2022-04-14T17:07:58.154492

Date Modified

2022-04-14

Date Issued

2022-04-14

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Identifiers

ISBN (pdf)

9781460154113

ISSN (online)

2562-7848

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Each article also published separately between April and September 2022.

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Archaeological Survey of Alberta