Archaeology on the Edge New Perspectives from the Northern Plains
Occasional Paper No. 4 • 2004
Edited by Brian Kooyman and Jane Kelley
Canadian Archaeological Association
University of Calgary Press
Dedicated to the memory of Richard G. Forbis, the papers collected here by his students and colleagues are intended as a tribute to a pioneer and legend in Alberta archaeology.
Richard "Dick" Forbis was instrumental in putting archaeology in Alberta on the road it has taken and in establishing the field of cultural resource management. Throughout his career, he was passionate about the discipline of archaeology and encouraged both his students and colleagues to push the boundaries of our preconceptions and seek answers to many difficult yet challenging questions facing modern archaeology.
In this spirit, the papers chosen for this collection focus on new directions in northern plains archaeological research and are a unique and topical contribution to modern archaeology.
Brian Kooyman is a professor in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Calgary. He has had major research projects at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump and is co-director of the Wally's Beach excavation site in southern Alberta.
Jane Kelley is professor emerita in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Calgary and is a prominent scholar of the American Southwest and northern Mexico.
Table of Contents
Brian Kooyman & Jane Kelley
Remembering Dick Forbis
Between Racism and Romanticism, Scientism and Spiritualism:
The Dilemmas of New World Archaeology
Manyberries Cairn DgOo-1, Alberta, Canada
Mortlach and One-Gun:
Phase to Phase
Editing the Cultural Landscape:
A Taphonomic Perspective on the Destruction of Aboriginal Sites on the Northwestern Plains
Michael C. Wilson
Late Pleistocene Geology and Fauna of the Wally’s Beach Site (DhPg-8) Alberta, Canada
Paul McNeil, L.V. Hills, B. Kooyman & M. Shayne Tolman
Islands in a Sea of Grass:
The Significance of Wood in Winter Campsite Selection on the Northwestern Plains
J.Rod Vickers & Trevor R. Peck
Stone Circles, Social Organization and Special Places:
Forbis’ Skepticism Revisited
Gerald A. Oetelaar
The Lessons of Buffalo Bird Woman: Faunal Abundance and Representation from Plains Oral History
Jack W. Brink
Identification of Marrow Extraction in Zooarchaeological Assemblages Based on Fracture Patterns
Communal Hunting as a Social Model for the Paleoindian to Early Archaic Transition on the Plains
Change in Late Precontact to Contact Period Landscape Use in Southern Alberta
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