Saving the Best ‘til Last (day in the field): The Farr Site Community Archaeology Project

Author(s): Karin Steuber; Tomasin Playford; Biron Ebell

Year: 2017


Over 30 years ago, Biron Ebell reported the existence of a probable Cody Complex site near Ogema, Saskatchewan, situated about 100 km south of Regina. Since then, numerous artifacts have been recovered and a discrete scatter of bison faunal remains identified. Like most Palaeoindian sites in the region, the Farr site had been recorded as a surface collection with artifacts and observed features exposed by cultivation, wind and water erosion. In 2014, the Saskatchewan Archaeological Society worked with Mr. Ebell to develop a community-based research program for the site. The goals of the project were to establish site boundaries, survey and map artifact and feature distributions, establish site integrity, confirm site age and interpret the site within the context of Palaeoindian occupations on the northern plains. Local school groups, members of the local community and the general public assisted with pedestrian surveys, shovel testing and full-scale excavations in 2015 and 2016. This presentation will report on the results of the past two field seasons and showcase the community involvement in the project.

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Saving the Best ‘til Last (day in the field): The Farr Site Community Archaeology Project. Karin Steuber, Tomasin Playford, Biron Ebell. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 429040)

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -142.471; min lat: 42.033 ; max long: -47.725; max lat: 74.402 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 14638