A Fur Trade Era Ice House in Edmonton, Alberta

Author(s): Erin Hannon; Brock Wiederick

Year: 2015

Summary

Archaeological site FjPi-63 is located in Edmonton, Alberta, on the North Saskatchewan River. Studies have been undertaken at the site since the late 1970’s, including historic resource impact assessments, archaeological excavations and construction monitoring. These studies have revealed evidence of both fur-trading establishments at the site as well as a First Nations component at least 6000 years old. Excavations undertaken by AMEC in 2012 and 2013 revealed portions of structural remains from the early 19th century Edmonton House / Fort Augustus IV. During subsequent construction monitoring, two partially intact fur trade era ice houses were revealed. Anaerobic preservation conditions resulted in the recovery of a variety of unique artifacts. Analysis of the construction materials and techniques, and of the recovered organic artifacts will enhance the archaeological record for fur-trade sites in the region.

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A Fur Trade Era Ice House in Edmonton, Alberta. Erin Hannon, Brock Wiederick. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 434143)

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Keywords

General
Construction Fur Trade Ice House

Geographic Keywords
Canada North America

Temporal Keywords
Historic

Spatial Coverage

min long: -141.003; min lat: 41.684 ; max long: -52.617; max lat: 83.113 ;

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 438