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Archaeology of Main Street Roadworks: York Avenue to Tache Avenue 1996-1998

Quaternary Consultants Ltd.

Monitoring of the reconstruction of Main Street and its arteries from York to Tache Avenue yielded large numbers of fur trade artifacts representing the HBC Upper Fort Garry (1836-1883) and early 20th century commercial and cultural activities. The range of artifacts included: architectural hardware; food processing; recreation; adornment; draft, railroad and vehicle transportation; butchering remains; clothing; flora and fauna; lighting and manufacturing equipment; communication; containers including wood, ceramic, glassware, bottles, cooking, storage, and ornamental; ceramic and glass dinnerware. The ceramics and glassware were thoroughly analysed, using maker’s marks, patterns and company histories. Fur Trade features include a bastion, wall portion, a privy tree-ring dated to 1839, several buildings, and a pit.

Quaternary Consultants Ltd.. 1998. Archaeology of Main Street Roadworks: York Avenue to Tache Avenue 1996-1998. Winnipeg: Quaternary Consultants Ltd. Submitted to Reid Crowther & Partners Ltd.. [ CRM monograph report (216pp)(HRB, MM) ]

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