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1990 Investigations at Fort Gibraltar I: The Forks Public Archaeology Project

Kroker, Sid; Barry B. Greco; Sharon Thomson

Historical background covers the First Inhabitants (8000 BC-AD 1737) including the Archaic Period (3000 BC-AD 1) and Laurel (AD 1-1000), Blackduck (AD 510-1450) and Selkirk (developed AD 1000) phases; Contact (1737-1821); Transition (1821-1870); Industrialization and Immigration (1870-1888); and Railway (1888-1988). Stratigraphy of the site is detailed by layer – four distinct time periods defined by five events: Railway Period, construction of B&B Building (1888-1889); Pre-Railway/Post-1826 Flood including HBC Experimental Farm (1836-1848); 1826 Flood; Fur Trade Period including Fort Gibraltar I (1810-1816). Features and artifacts are discussed and charcoal and seed analyses are presented.

Kroker, Sid; Barry B. Greco; Sharon Thomson. 1991. 1990 Investigations at Fort Gibraltar I: The Forks Public Archaeology Project. Winnipeg: Prepared for Canadian Parks Service, The Forks Renewal Corporation, and Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Culture, Heritage and Citizenship. [ CRM monograph report (199pp.)(FNHSC, TFNP, HRB, MM, on file at PC) ]

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