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Archaeological Monitoring and Mitigation of the Parking Structure at The Forks

Quaternary Consultants Ltd.

Monitoring of mechanized excavations and mitigation yielded a total of 9754 artifacts, including diagnostic lithics identified as Avonlea (AD 400-700) and ceramics identified as Laurel ware (BC 200-AD 1000). Avonlea/Laurel horizon artifacts represent lithic, ceramic, floral and faunal categories. Cultural material patterns indicate several localized activity areas: food processing/cooking; hideworking/clothing manufacture; tool manufacture. Occupation was radiocarbon dated to AD 650. Other Precontact horizons were identified, however no diagnostics were recovered. Historic artifacts (21) represent 2 categories: glass and ceramic storage containers and dinnerware. Stratigraphy is discussed in detail.

Quaternary Consultants Ltd.. 2002. Archaeological Monitoring and Mitigation of the Parking Structure at The Forks. Winnipeg: Quarternary Consultants Ltd. Submitted to The Forks North Portage Partnership. [ CRM report (56pp)(TFNP, HRB, MM) ]

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