Join us on Friday, April 7th at 7:00 pm in Room 132 of the Archaeology Building on the U of S Campus (55 Campus Drive) for our annual general meeting and April talk! Rob Wondrasek (Atlatl Archaeology) will be speaking on “Bone Pits and Working Floors: Unique Features and Tools from Four Sites in Hardisty, AB”. All are welcome to attend!
Abstract: Bone Pits and Working Floors: Unique Features and Tools from Four Sites in Hardisty, AB
The talk will cover the results of excavations carried out at four sites within the sand hills in the Battle River valley south of Hardisty, AB. Excavations were started in October of 2013 and continued straight through till September 2015. The sites contain occupations spanning a 7,000 year period with a number of unique features including a large bone filled pit, evidence of a small habitation structure and some unusual projectile points from the Early Middle period. Excavating at the site also offered a number of unusual challenges; excavating through the winter months to depths over 3 m, in loose sand deposits with a fluctuating water table, that called for some unusual methodologies to carry out the mitigation.
Biography: Rob Wondrasek
Rob received his Masters from the University of Saskatchewan in 1997 and has spent the last 20 years conducting HRIAs for large scale oil and gas projects in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Along with Rachel Lindemann, Rob currently operates Atlatl Archaeology out of Lethbridge, AB. Atlatl Archaeology’s current project involves excavations within the original Fort Macleod NWMP Fort and town site in Fort Macleod AB.