Historical resources impact assessment Lease No. 22 (ASA Permit No. 84-53)

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  • Syncrude Canada Ltd. contracted Lifeways of Canada Limited to carry out an Historical Resources Impact Assessment of their Bituminous Sands Lease No. 22 as a part of a continuing program of environmental research. Archaeological field studies were carried out over a 32 day period in July and August with a crew of six persons. The archaeological program consisted of the examination of river banks, terraces, outcrops, knolls, ridges, sand flats, re1ic landforms (i.e., glacial beach ridges), and aspen/spruce islands be1ieved to exhibit elevation differences not apparent in existing contour mapping. In the course of the program, 7,608 shovel tests were excavated for the purpose of locating prehistoric sites. Approximately 33% of the level of effort was expended on the Clearwater Plain including the shore of the Athabasca River and the terraces adjacent to the Beaver River. An additional 33% of the level of effort involved shovel testing of the banks and associated terraces of the MacKay and Dover rivers in the western portion of the lease. The remainder of the effort was expended in areas on the Dover Plain, away from the latter drainages.

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    Conditions of Use Van Dyke, S. and B.O.K. Reeves, 1985. Historical resources impact assessment Lease No. 22 (ASA Permit No. 84-53). Syncrude Canada Ltd., Edmonton, Alberta. Environmental Research Monograph 1985-4. 175 pp. plus maps. Permission for non-commercial use, publication or presentation of excerpts or figures is granted, provided appropriate attribution (as above) is cited. Commercial reproduction, in whole or in part, is not permitted without prior written consent. The use of these materials by the end user is done without any affiliation with or endorsement by Syncrude Canada Ltd. Reliance upon the end user's use of these materials is at the sole risk of the end user.