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dc.contributor.advisorWalker, Ernest G.en_US
dc.creatorCahill, Nathalieen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-03T22:31:53Z
dc.date.available2013-01-03T22:31:53Z
dc.date.created2012-07en_US
dc.date.issued2012-08-09en_US
dc.date.submittedJuly 2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10388/ETD-2012-07-533en_US
dc.description.abstractThe Camp Rayner site (EgNr-2) is a multicomponent site located approximately 135km south of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and is situated along the northern shoreline of Lake Diefenbaker and the western shoreline of Hitchcock Bay. The Saskatchewan Archaeological Society conducted field school excavations at Camp Rayner between the years of 1987 and 1995 as part of a salvage/rescue program for reasons of potential heritage displacement and site destruction. In total, 53 1x1m2 units were opened and revealed 7 occupation levels that span the Terminal Late Paleoindian to the Late Precontact period. Two radiocarbon dates were obtained which corroborates with both the Terminal Late Paleoindian and Early Middle Period. Research included an analysis of the entire cultural assemblage to reconstruct the cultural sequence of the site. This site offers a unique opportunity to study a number of archaeological cultures on the Northern Plains. The presence of an in situ Terminal Late Paleoindian and Early Middle Period occupation with correlating radiocarbon dates are of considerable significance due to their rarity on the northern grasslands. The recovery of Sandy Creek points and other Late Middle Period projectile points are also regarded as especially significant due to an increase in cultural complexity during the Late Middle and Late Precontact periods. The Camp Rayner site is one of the most significant sites in Saskatchewan. Cultural material at this site represents the last 9,000 years of human occupation with in situ deposits spanning approximately 7,000 years ago. The continuous investigation and monitoring of the archaeological record recovered at this site is the key to maintaining these non-renewable resources. The information gathered from this research will supplement research on archaeological occupations of the Northern Plains and will initiate a resource management plan for future excavations and site preservation.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.subjectCamp Rayner Siteen_US
dc.subjectMulti-Component Siteen_US
dc.subjectEgNr-2en_US
dc.subjectTerminal Late Paleoindianen_US
dc.subjectResource Management Planen_US
dc.subjectMiddle Precontact Perioden_US
dc.titleThe Camp Rayner Site (EgNr-2) : archaeological investigations of a multi-component site in south-central Saskatchewanen_US
thesis.degree.departmentArchaeology and Anthropologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineArcheologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Saskatchewanen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (M.A.)en_US
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dc.type.genreThesisen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWalker, Ryanen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMeyer, Daviden_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberKennedy, Margareten_US


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