Archaeological Research in the Lesser Slave Lake Region: A Contribution to the Pre-contact History of the Boreal Forest of Alberta

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Canadian Museum of Civilization, Jan 1, 2004 - History - 184 pages
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This important new work presents the results of archaeological investigations carried outing the Lesser Slave Lake region of Alberta, Canada during the 1980s and 1990s. The book offers evidence of a long sequence of occupation in the area, beginning in late Holoene times. It also presents evidence of the extensive trade and communication networks which existed in the distant past, with raw materials arriving in the region from hundreds of kilometres away. The author also details cultural influences from areas to the north, as well as indications of contact with Plains groups to the south, and provides information relating to the Cree who lived in the area at the dawn of contact with Euro-Canadians,.

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Contents

The Hidden Creek Site 101
3
Study Area Reconnaissance
9
Basic Attributes for GjQc5 Projectile Points
21
Chapter 3 The Slump Site 37
22
Level and Interlevel Refits 49
32
Summary of Artifact Categories for the Slump Site 52
37
Distribution of Raw Materials 55
40
Distribution of Raw Material by Debitage Type 57
42
Aerial View of Hidden Creek Site 1980 102
87
Composite Profile of N3W1 right and N3W2 Bottom Composite Profile of N3W3 right and N3W4
89
Composite Stratigraphic Profile Bottom two cover the same profiles as the walls in Figure 58
90
Plan and Profile Views of Feature 1 Hearth
92
NISP for 1988 Slump Site Faual Assemblage
93
NISP and MNI for 198990 Slump Site Faunal Assemblage
94
Alteration on Faunal Material 19881990 Assemblage
95
Radiocarbon Samples from the Slump Site
97

Summary Statistics for Cores 60
45
Summary Weight Statistics for Flakes and Shatter 66
51
Core Flake Sizes by Material 69
54
Reduction Stage by Raw Material for Core Flakes 70
55
Cobble Spall Sizes 71
56
Summary of Weight Statistics for Unmodified Cobble Spalls 72
57
Modified and Unmodified Flake Comparisons 73
58
Sizes and Raw Materials for Modified Flakes and Shatter 74
59
Summary of Weight Statistics for Modified Cobble Spalls 75
60
Summary Statistics for Projectile Points 80
65
Size and Material for Pieces Esquillees 87
72
Sizes of Modified Cobble Spalls
75
Summary of Scraper Attributes
76
Modified Cobble Spalls and Preform
77
Projectile Points and Biface Implements
81
Choppers
83
Distribution of Faunal Remains for Level 2
86
Summary Statistics for Hidden Creek Flakes and Shatter 117
102
Raw Material Types for Hidden Creek Debitage 118
103
Basic Attributes for Chert Cores 119
104
Basic Attributes for Edge Modified Flakes 121
106
plan view of hearth in N12F29 and N12E30
107
Rock Concentration
108
Map of Refits for Hidden Creek
109
Distribution of Refit Distances for Hidden Creek
110
Summary Attributes for Anvils 127
112
Contact Period Artifacts 129
114
Radiocarbon samples from GjPx6 130
115
Synthesis and Conclusions 133
118
Site Summaries
147
Historic Period Features at Big Point
157
Endnotes
165
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About the author (2004)

Raymond J. Le Blanc is an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Alberta.

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