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Archaeology at The Forks: An Initial Assessment

Priess, Peter J., S.E. Bradford, S. Biron Ebell and P.W.G. Nieuwhof

This report outlines the research appraoch and field techniques, including auger drilling and backhoe trenching, of the inital Parks CAnada archaeological testing at The Forks site in 1984. Historic background is outlined in terms of previous archaeology and Precontact occupations. Findings at Forts Gibraltar I and II, as well as the remains of the railway, are disucssed. Accomplishments are summarised, and the potential is outlined. Appendices include layer/event descriptions for Forts Gibraltar I and II; results of soil testing; wood sample identification; radiocarbon dates; and artifacts from areas around Forts Gibraltar I and II. Numerous illustrations and photos are also included.

Priess, Peter J., S.E. Bradford, S. Biron Ebell and P.W.G. Nieuwhof. 1986. Archaeology at The Forks: An Initial Assessment. Ottawa: Environment Canada, Parks Service. [ Research monograph (225pp)(FNHSC, PC) ]

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