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Subject/Keyword
Late Pleistocene
Agate Basin
Paleoenvironment
Early Holocene
Archaeology
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Benders, Quinn
Supervisor and department
Beaudoin, Alwynne (Quaternary Environments, Royal Alberta Museum)
Schweger, Charles (Anthropology)
Examining committee member and department
Froese, Duane (Earth and Atmospheric Sciences)
Ives, John (Anthropology)
Department
Department of Anthropology
Specialization

Date accepted
2010-08-31T14:23:15Z
Graduation date
2010-11
Degree
Master of Arts
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
This thesis documents Agate Basin archaeological remains in the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan. By extension, it examines the context of the rapidly changing Late Pleistocene/Early Holocene environment. A database of information on Agate Basin sites in the study area is assembled. Site analysis allowed for the examination of Agate Basin adaptations based on radiocarbon chronology, landform use, mobility, resource use, projectile point production and climate and environmental context. The results confirm that Agate Basin producing peoples within Alberta and Saskatchewan displayed variability concerning projectile point production, landscape use, resource extraction, and hunting practice. It appears that Agate Basin producing people within Alberta and Saskatchewan practiced a predominantly broad-based strategy for procuring resources. No evidence exists to support a model of large-scale communal hunting. Likely, the strongest influence on the particular adaptive behaviours of Agate Basin producing people in Alberta and Saskatchewan can be summarized as environmental.
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English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R3KP5X
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