Archaeology on the Edge: New Perspectives from the Northern Plains

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Jane Holden Kelley, Brian Patrick Kooyman
University of Calgary Press, 2004 - History - 270 pages
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Dedicated to the memory of Richard G. Forbis, this collection of papers presented by his students and colleagues represents more than a tribute to a pioneer and legend in Alberta archaeology. Dick Forbis was seminal in putting archaeology in Alberta on the road it has taken and in establishing the field of cultural resource management. Throughout his career, he was passionate about many issues facing modern archaeology and imparted his concern and enthusiasm to his students and colleagues, seeking to push the boundaries of our preconceptions and encourage those around him to find answers to many difficult yet challenging questions. In this spirit, the papers chosen for this collection focus on new directions in northern plains archaeological research and are a unique and topical contribution to modern archaeology. With contributions by: Jack W. Brink J.F. Dormaar H.V. Hills Jane Kelley Brian Kooyman Alison Landals Robert McGhee Paue McNeil Gerald A. Oetelaar Trevor R. Peck Scott Raymond Elizabeth Robertson M. Shayne Tolman J. Rod Vickers Dale Walde Michael C. Wilson
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Remembering Dick Forbis
9
The Dilemmas of New World Archaeology
13
Manyberries Cairn DgOo1 Alberta Canada
23
Phase to Phase
39
A Taphonomic Perspective on the Destruction of Aboriginal Sites on the Northwestern Plains
53
Late Pleistocene Geology and Fauna of the Wallys Beach Site DhPg8 Alberta Canada
79
The Significance of Wood in Winter Campsite Selection on the Northwestern Plains
95
Forbis Skepticism Revisited
125
Faunal Abundance and Representation from Plains Oral History
157
Identification of Marrow Extraction in Zooarchaeological Assemblages Based on Fracture Patterns
187
Communal Hunting as a Social Model for the Paleoindian to Early Archaic Transition on the Plains
211
Change in Late Precontact to Contact Period Landscape Use in Southern Alberta
231
Index
263
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About the author (2004)

Jane Kelley is professor emerita in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Calgary and is a prominent scholar of the American Southwest and northern Mexico.

Brian Kooyman is a professor in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Calgary. He has had major research projects at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump and is co-director of the Wally's Beach excavation site in southern Alberta.

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