Prehistorie Kill-sites in the Oldman River Dam Project Area: A Summary
Type de publication:Conference Paper
Résumé (en anglais):
The Oldman River Dam Archaeology Project was a multi-year Historical Resources Impact Mitigation conducted in southern Alberta. One subcomponent of the overall project was the Killsites Mitigation Programme, undertaken by Environmental Management Associates. The three year Killsites Mitigation Programme included an exploratory backhoe programme and investigation of 21 sites within the reservoir. The 21 sites varied widely in terms of size, scope and complexity. Of particular interest is the Smyth site (DJPm- 116) interpreted as a large communal buffalo jump to which groups of people returned periodically on a seasonal basis during die Pelican Lake Phase. In this paper the results of the Killsites Mitigation Programme will be summarized with attention to the implications for modelling regional subsistence and settlement patterns in the study area.