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Archaeological Monitoring of the Construction of the Manitoba Theatre for Young People at The Forks

Quaternary Consultants Ltd.

Monitoring of auger holes and excavations yielded 28 artifacts from Precontact, Homestead and Industrial periods in the following categories: faunal remains; architectural objects; clothing; floral recoveries; soil; and containers. Historical context is briefly discussed for the following periods: First Inhabitants (8000 BC-AD 1737), including Archaic (3000 BC-AD 1) and Woodland (AD 1-1737); Contact (1737-1821), including Fort Gibraltar I (1810-1816); Transition (1821-1870); Industrialization and Immigration (1870-1888); and Railway (1888-1988). Stratigraphy is discussed in detail, providing information on flood activity at The Forks over the last 3000 years. Appendices include an artifact catalogue.

Quaternary Consultants Ltd.. 1999. Archaeological Monitoring of the Construction of the Manitoba Theatre for Young People at The Forks. Winnipeg: Quaternary Consultants Ltd. Submitted to Manitoba Theatre for Young People. [ CRM report (30pp)(TFNP, HRB, MM) ]

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