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A 3000 Year Old Native Campsite and Trade Centre at The Forks

Kroker, Sid and Pam Goundry (compilers)

Contributions by 10 authors detail the 1992 public archaeology investigations of the 3000-year-old occupation horizon yielding 80,490 artifacts (80% fish remains). A brief historical background covers the 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) Periods. Analysis covers operations; stratigraphy and features; dendrochronological analysis of oak pilings, lithic artifacts; charcoal and seeds; faunal, fish, shellfish and snail recoveries. Interpretation includes discussion of the Hudson's Bay Flour Mill complex (1847-1907) and the people, activiiteis and environment of the 3000-year-old campsite.

Kroker, Sid and Pam Goundry (compilers). 1993. A 3000 Year Old Native Campsite and Trade Centre at The Forks. Winnipeg: The Forks Public Archaeology Association. [ Research monograph (268pp)(FNHSC, TFNP pdf, MM, on file at PC) ]

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