The Glacial Lake Agassiz Survey in Manitoba
Publication Type:Conference Paper
The University of Manitoba has completed its third year of archaeological research on the strandlines of Lake Agassiz. To date about 450 occupation sites have been located and over 10 have been excavated. Sites located on the beaches themselves have been supplemented by comparative sites on river banks and present-day lake shores. Sites are almost invariably located at a river-beach intersection but a stratified site in a beach context (indicating contemporaneity with Lake Agassiz) has not yet been found. Workshop sites have been located at the headwaters of streams in 'mountain' areas. During the season of 1967, an Historic Sites survey was conducted in conjunction with the Prehistoric Survey, with excellent results. Twenty six sites were located (or relocated) and recorded. Of these, four were major settlement-trading posts in the Province.