The Wentzell Lake site : a stratified prehistoric archaeological site in the Caribou Mountains, northern Alberta

Conaty, Gerald Thomas (1978) The Wentzell Lake site : a stratified prehistoric archaeological site in the Caribou Mountains, northern Alberta. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

The Wentzel Lake site (Borden designation IfPo 1) was a stratified site located in the Caribou Mountains of northern Alberta. Three major stratigraphic components were recognized, and the artifact assemblages from each were described. Material from the initial occupation, which had a maximum date of 4,765 ± 85 B.P., was stylistically similar to assemblages from the Early Taltheilei tradition. A second occupation, which dated from 3,585 ± 60 B.P., contained material which was indicative of influences from the contiguous Plains cultures. Flaking patterns and the presence of grinding on the lateral margins of the basal portions of projectile points indicated that the two occupations were culturally continuous. In addition, palaeoclimatic and palaeocultural sequences from adjacent areas were presented. It was hoped that such data would enable the material from the Wentzel Lake site to be understood in its proper context.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/3999
Item ID: 3999
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 116-123.
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Anthropology
Date: 1978
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Alberta--Wentzell Lake
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Excavations (Archaeology)--Alberta--Wentzell Lake; Indians of North America--Alberta--Wentzell Lake; Wentzell Lake, Alberta--Antiquities

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