The Amisk site : a multi-component campsite in south-central Saskatchewan
Amundson, Leslie J.
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The Amisk site is a stratified archaeological site containing the remains of at least eight and possibly nine occupations over the past five millennia. A variety of subsistence activities occured at the site during these occupations such as food processing and preparation, tool making and tool repair. This combination of activities is characteristic of a habitation area. The Amisk site, therefore, represents a series of campsites adjacent to a small meandering stream. In this respect the Amisk site can be seen as analogous with other archaeological sites in Saskatchewan such as the Long Creek site, the Mortlach site, the Garratt site, the Oxbow Dam site as well as a number of sites in the Tipperary Creek valley including the Newo Asiniak site and the Tipperary Creek site which are presently being studied. Artifactual and chronological evidence supports and strengthens our understanding of the cultural chronology of southern Saskatchewan with projectile points and radiocarbon dates which coroborate existing data from the Oxbow complex and the Late Side-Notched series.