An examination of Late Plains period occupations as seen from FbNp-1
Harty, Jennifer L.
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FbNp-1 (formerly Tipperary Creek) is a habitation site located in Wanuskewin Heritage Park, two miles north of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Excavations conducted over the course of three consecutive summers from 1985 - 1987 revealed the presence of 15 cultural levels, all of which belong to the Late Plains Period. These cultural levels show 2,000 years of repeated occupation at the site. This repeated use of the site has produced projectile points from multiple levels of Late Plains Period occupations, particularly Old Women's and Mortlach, which provides an opportunity to examine new projectile point classification systems as well as approaches used in producing these typologies. In addition to the projectile points, pottery excavated from this site provides insight into some of the recent debates regarding Late Plains Period pottery typology. Overall, FbNp-1 serves as a link between earlier occupations within Wanuskewin Heritage Park and modern First Nations populations.