Archaeology in Alberta: A View from the New Millennium

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Edited by Jack Brink and John F. Dormaar.
$20. Softcover, 2004. ISBN 978-0-7785285-3-1

 Record in Stone: Familiar Projectile Points from Alberta

Written by Shawn Bubel, James McMurchy, and Duncan Lloyd. 
$10. Softcover, 2014 (4th ed.). ISBN 978-0-9810291-3-9


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The Last Fort Standing: Fort Vermilion and the Peace River Fur Trade (Volume 14)

written by Heinz W. Pyszczyk


The Lake Minnewanka Site:  Patterns in Late Pleistocene Use of the Alberta Rocky Mountains (Volume 13)

Written by Alison Landals.
Soft Cover, 2013. ISBN 978-0-9810291-5-3

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Minds Across The Forty-Ninth  Richard G. Forbis:  Plains Archaeologist and Prehistorian (Volume 12)

Edited by Les Davis, Brian Reeves and Joanne Braaten.
This publication is a collection of 14 papers with 21 contributors, stemming from a symposium in honour of Richard D. Forbis’ life and scholarly contribution held at the 57th annual Plains Anthropological Conference in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Soft Cover, 319 pages, 2012. ISBN 978-0-09810291-4-6

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The Everblue Springs Site and Early Transitional Bison Kill Sites of the Alberta Foothills 7,200 Years Ago (Volume 11)

Written by Brian Vivian, Amanda Dow, Janet Blakey and Jason Roe.
This volume introduces three archaeological sites found on the outskirts of Calgary, which date between 7,000 and 8,000 years ago. The Everblue Springs site (EgPn-700), the Gooseberry Kill (EgPn-625) and the Snack Site (egPn-633) are all early bison kill sites found in association with an assemblage of large corner notched projectile points. These three sites make a significant contribution to clarifying the nature of cultural adaptations on the Northern Plains in this early time, which is considered to be transitional between the early Palaeoindian and the Middle Prehistoric periods.
Soft Cover, 294 pages, 2011. ISBN 978-0-09810291-2-2

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Oldman River Dam Prehistoric Archaeology Mitigation Program Killsites Study (Volume 10)

Written by Alison Landals.
This volume presents the results of a three year program of archaeological research undertaken at 21 sites within the reservoir of the Oldman River Dam. Landals summarized the results of the killsite mitigations program. DjPm-116 can be considered a large, classic, communal bison jump. DjPm-80 and DjPm-126 are considered Protohistoric single-use bison jumps and the remaining killsites are much smaller and believed to represent small group and encounter hunting. Site DjPm-24 is interpreted as the remains of a frozen meat cache.
Soft Cover, 219 pages, 2009. ISBN 978-0-09810291-1-5

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Oldman River Dam Prehistoric Archaeology Mitigation Program Campsites Study (Volume 9)

Written by Stanley Van Dyke
Archaeological investigations at the site of the Oldman River Reservoir were initiated in the mid 1960s. This project summarizes the campsite project that involved the assessment and archaeological excavations at 23 prehistoric sites between the mid 1960s and 1990. There were 1,591.5 square metres excavated over the course of the program, resulting in the recovery of 343,349 artifacts. Excavations revealed more than 9,000 years of occupation in this area.
Soft Cover, 312 pages, 2008. ISBN 978-0-09810291-0-8

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A Reanalysis of the Long Creek Site:  45 Years after the Excavation (Volume 8)
Written by Laureen Marie Bryant
The Long Creek Site was excavated in 1957 as part of an impact assessment of the Boundary Dam construction and subsequent reservoir. The site was the deepest stratified site that had been uncovered on the Northern Plains at the time of excavation. The cultural chronology at the site helped define the chronology for the entire northwestern Plains region. Archaeological investigations over the past 45 years have uncovered a wealth of knowledge, which when applied to the Long Creek assemblage, change our interpretation of it.
Soft Cover, 143 pages, 2007. ISBN 978-0-9691030-9-7
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Historical Resource Impact Assessment and Conservation Excavations at Cougar Ridge Off-Site Sewer Services (Volume 7)
Written by Brian Vivian, Amanda Dow and Brian O. K. Reeves
In 2000, a Historical Resources Impact Assessment and Mitigative Archaeological Excavations were undertaken at Cougar Ridge Off-Site Sewer Servicing Project located on the East Paskapoo Slopes south of the Bow River in the city of Calgary. This HRIA located and evaluated eight precontact sites on the slopes. Mitigative excavations were carried out of four of these sites. EgPn-343, EgPn-589 and EgPn-362 are campsites and EgPn-506 is a bison pound.
Soft Cover, 323 pages, 2006. ISBN 978-0-9691030-8-5

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The Miniota Site, An Avonlea Component in Southwestern Manitoba (Volume 3)

Written by A. Landals, B. Kulle and D. Cockle
On behalf of TransCanada Pipelines Limited, Fedirchuk McCullough & Associates Ltd. Conducted excavations at the Miniota Site, located in southwestern Manitoba. They discovered that the site had one of the best-preserved Avonlea phase occupations discovered in Manitoba. A rich array of cultural materials, including stone tools, ceramics, bone tools, and faunal remains were found in an occupational floor sealed by approximately 120cm of sterile clay/silts deposited by the Assiniboine River. This site was interpreted as a single occupation residential camp occupied for several months, from mid-winter to early-spring.
Soft Cover, 180 pages, 2004. ISBN 978-0-9691030-4-2
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The Mortlach Phase (Volume 2)

Written by Dale A. Walde
This dissertation has re-examined the latest precontact-early contact archaeological assemblages of Southern Saskatchewan and related material in northwestern Montana, northwestern North Dakota and southwestern Manitoba. The Mortlach Phase, first proposed by Joyes (1973) and often questioned by other investigators, is redefined and offered again to the archaeological community.
Soft Cover, 165 pages, 2003. ISBN 978-0-9691030-3-4

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Saahkómaapína (Boy Chief) – EeOv-68 (Volume 1)

Written by Thomas Head, Wendy Unfreed and Les Gorham.
A detailed site report of the excavations carried out by Bison Historical Services at the stratified, multi-component Middle Pre-Contact Period site located in south-central Alberta. In 1994, a group of elders from the Siksika Nation choose to name the site after Saahkómaapína or Boy Chief. This report provides a picture of the site’s use. Beginning around 4,500 BP, the site was occupied during the Late Mummy Cave, Oxbow, Hanna, and Pelican Lake phases.
Soft Cover, 255 pages, 2003. ISBN 978-0-9691030-2-6ASA Pub01soldout