An archaeological survey in the Clearwater River Provincial Park, Saskatchewan : insights into the archaeology of the boreal forest of northwestern Saskatchewan
Korejbo, Alan John
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An archaeological survey was conducted in the Clearwater River Valley, Saskatchewan in the summer of 2008 by University of Saskatchewan Master’s student Alan Korejbo and a crew of three. Prior to this project, only three sites had been recorded along this 55 km portion of the river. Researching this remote wilderness heritage river in the boreal ecoregion presented substantial logistical barriers; nonetheless, a total of seventeen sites, mostly precontact in nature, were discovered. The density of sites identified in this survey suggests that this region is archaeologically rich; thus, meriting future research. Information collected from this encourages vigorous archaeological resource management in the Clearwater River Provincial Park. Data from this survey may give future researchers a basis from which to start. Survey results and previous research are combined to hypothesize past land usage in northwestern Saskatchewan. Furthermore, coupled with previous research, the data from this project may allow us to suggest possible cultural influence and interaction and ask pertinent questions that may aid in future research here.
DegreeMaster of Arts (M.A.)
CommitteeLieverse, Angela; Noble, Bram; Walker, Ernest G.; Meyer, David
Copyright DateJune 2011
boreal forest archaeology
northwestern Saskatchewan archaeology
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