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The Forks National Historic Site of Canada: Cultural Resource Inventory and Cumulative Impacts Analysis

Downie, Paul

This report is a summary of archaeological projects on The Forks National Historic Site and over 50 projects on The Forks Site from 1984 to 2001. Geological and human history are briefly introduced, covering the following Periods: Palaeo-Indian (ca. 12,000-8000 B. P.); Archaic (ca. 8000-2000 B.P.); Woodland (ca. 2200-200 B.P.); Contact (1737-1821); Fort Gibraltar I & II (1810-1821); Transition (1821-1870); Experimental Farm (1836-1841); Industrialization and Immigration (1870-1888); and Railway (1888-1988). Stratigraphic developments and cultural deposits are summarized by area across the sites. Included are an annotated bibliography, historic maps, and the only summary maps showing the distribution of all archaeological projects at The Forks sites.

Downie, Paul. 2002. The Forks National Historic Site of Canada: Cultural Resource Inventory and Cumulative Impacts Analysis. Winnipeg: Report prepared for Manitoba Field Unit, on file, Cultural Resource Services Unit, Western Canada Service Centre, Parks Canada. [ Monograph report (126pp. plus 2 maps) (FNHSC, TFNP pdf, MM, PC pdf) ]

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