Please join us Friday, March 18th, 2016 at 7:00pm in Room 132 of the Archaeology Building for our February speaker. The Saskatoon Archaeological Society is pleased to present Dr. Kirsten Falzarano (Department of Archaeology & Anthropology, University of Saskatchewan) speaking on “Attachment to Place: Three-Dimensional Spatial Analysis and Long-Term Land Use at the Stampede Site, DjOn-26”. All are welcome to attend!
Kirsten is originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, where she completed her undergraduate degree in Anthropology at the University of Winnipeg. She completed her Masters degree at the University of Manitoba, which involved the three-dimensional spatial analysis of materials from a Neandertal Rockshelter site in the Crimea, Ukraine. Kirsten’s interest in spatial analysis and GIS brought her to Calgary, Alberta where she completed her PhD in Archaeology at the University of Calgary. Her PhD research involved the excavation and analysis of materials from the Stampede Site in the Cypress Hills, Alberta under the supervision of Dr. Gerald Oetelaar.
Abstract: Attachment to Place: Three-Dimensional Spatial Analysis and Long-Term Land Use at the Stampede Site, DjOn-26
Two models of long-term land use, the ecological and landscape models, have been used to explain continuity and change in the patterned use of sites by hunter-gatherers. Recent excavations at the deeply stratified Stampede Site (DjOn-26) have revealed remarkable continuity in the use of space throughout the past 8,000 years; however, post-depositional disturbances have resulted in slumping and displacement, posing a challenge for artefact associations and inter-paleosol comparison. This presentation will examine the spatial distribution of cultural materials and hearth assemblages from the Stampede site, located in the Cypress Hills, Alberta. Three-dimensional spatial analysis is combined with GIS to correct slumped deposits and refine archaeologically defined levels. Two-dimensional spatial analysis is then applied to investigate the patterning of materials and features in successive occupations. The results will provide an opportunity to critically evaluate long-term land use models through comparison of the nature and organization of activities during specific occupation phases at the Stampede site.