Archaeological Research in the Lesser Slave Lake Region

A Contribution to the Pre-Contact History of the Boreal Forest of Alberta

By (author) Raymond J. Le Blanc
Categories: Social Science
Series: Mercury Series (0316-1854)
Publisher: Canadian Museum of History
Paperback : 9780660193311, 184 pages, December 1969

Table of contents

AbstractResumeList of FiguresList of TablesAcknowledgements1. Background2. Study Area Reconnaissance3. The Slump Site4. The Hidden Creek Site5. Synthesis and ConclusionsAppendix A: Site SummariesAppendix B: Historic Period Features at Big PointEndnotesList of Works Consulted


This important new work presents the results of archaeological investigations carried outing the Lesser Slave Lake region of Alberta, Canada during the 1980s and 1990s. The book offers evidence of a long sequence of occupation in the area, beginning in late Holoene times. It also presents evidence of the extensive trade and communication networks which existed in the distant past, with raw materials arriving in the region from hundreds of kilometres away. The author also details cultural influences from areas to the north, as well as indications of contact with Plains groups to the south, and provides information relating to the Cree who lived in the area at the dawn of contact with Euro-Canadians,.