Posts and Hearths, Squiggles and Beeps: Non-Invasive Methods at the Cluny Fortified Village

February 18, 2015. University of Calgary Room ES 162. 7:30pm

Lance Evans

Dug in along the edge of a terrace above the Bow River in the Siksika Nation, the Cluny Fortified Village site (EePf-1) still stands out both literally and archaeologically. With its earthworks fortifications, distinctive pottery style, and unusual features, the village appears to be unique in the Canadian Plains and demands meticulous detail in its study. Recently, geophysical and other non-invasive techniques have been applied to the site which complement traditional excavation to further our understanding of its construction, layout, and purpose.