Systematic data recovery and archaeological interpretation based on linear highway survey in Alberta
Type de publication:Conference Paper
Résumé (en anglais):
One problem of most cultural resources impact studies is that the archaeologist does not make the decision of where to look. The choice of areas to be examined is often determined by where impact will occur. This is the situation for most highway surveys as well as other linear surveys such as pipelines. Beyond identifying and assessing archaeological and historical sites, is there further data that can be obtained in such studies? For the last three years, 600 km of proposed roadway construction has been examined and unique data relevant to archaeology has been recorded on topography, surficial geology and vegetation. These results have been recorded using a simple tripartite code. The results are new information on site preference and site density in various areas of Alberta.