Subsistence Strategies of a Late Prehistoric Group Inhabiting the Lauder Sandhills: A Biologically Diverse Ecological Niche in Southwestern Manitoba
Type de publication:Conference Paper
Résumé (en anglais):
Investigations in the Lauder Sandhills has revealed a profusion of archaeological sites, with over a dozen being identified. One of these, the Jackson site (DiMe-17) is a Vickers Focus occupation dating to about 350 BP. The artifact assemblage indicates that the site consists of a small bison kill, a midden, and a processing area. A comprehensive analysis of the Jackson site faunal assemblage supports this interpretation and demonstrates whether or not the site activity areas are related. An examination of species diversity attests to a bison hunting procurement strategy while an analysis of the skeletal element distribution demonstrates just how intensely the site's inhabitants were processing bison.