Archaeology on the Edge: New Perspectives from the Northern Plains
Dedicated to the memory of Richard G. Forbis, this collection of papers presented by his students and colleagues represents more than a tribute to a pioneer and legend in Alberta archaeology.
Richard "Dick" Forbis was seminal 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 many issues facing modern archaeology and imparted his concern and enthusiasm to his students and colleagues, seeking to push the boundaries of our preconceptions and encourage those around him to find answers to many difficult yet challenging questions.
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.
- Publisher: University of Calgary Press
- Page Count: 276 pages
- Dimensions: 6.0in x 9.0in x 9.0in
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 Northwest Plains
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 Paleoindian to Early Archaic Transition on the Plains
Horse Heaven: Change in Late Precontact to Contact Period Landscape Use in Southern Alberta