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Subject/Keyword
Metis
fur trade
exploratory data analysis
FdPe-1
Alberta
archaeogeophysics
archaeology
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Coons, Aaron D
Supervisor and department
Supernant, Kisha (Anthropology)
Examining committee member and department
Ives, John (Anthropology)
DeBernardi, Jean (Anthropology)
Supernant, Kisha (Anthropology)
Losey, Robert (Anthropology)
Department
Department of Anthropology
Specialization

Date accepted
2017-03-31T14:08:36Z
Graduation date
2017-06:Spring 2017
Degree
Master of Arts
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
This thesis examines differences amongst cabin features at the Buffalo Lake Métis Wintering Site (FdPe-1), a late Fur Trade-era archaeological site located in central Alberta. I discuss Métis ethnogenesis as it relates to the roving groups of Plains Métis that occupied this site, as well as how it compares to the cultural practices of those groups of Métis located in eastern Canada or in permanent settlements such as Red River. Previous archaeological research regarding the Buffalo Lake site is summarized for each of the cabins excavated, as are the artifact assemblages. I perform Exploratory Data Analyses (EDA) on these assemblages to discover patterns within the data that might provide details about the activities occurring within the cabins, and use confirmatory statistics to test the significance and probability of these patterns. I also use archaeological geophysics techniques, specifically Ground-Penetrating Radar (GPR), magnetometry, and magnetic susceptibility, to determine the locations of geophysical anomalies that will assist in locating cabin features that have not yet been excavated at the site. These data then inform my conclusions on how the artifact assemblages at Buffalo Lake reflect differences in Métis conceptions of identity at the site.
Language
English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R31834F2H
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This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private, scholarly or scientific research. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
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