Making Do With So Very Little: A Consultant’s Look at Homestead Archaeology in Eastern Alberta
Author(s): Dale Bonald
Recent consulting research at a number of Euro-Canadian homestead sites in Eastern Alberta has shed light on a number of aspects of these early 20th Century sites, including consumerism, globalization, family life, and perhaps even caching or hoarding behaviours. Unfortunately, only so much can be understood when only a tiny portion of the site can be excavated ahead of proposed developments. Through online and text-based research, however, in addition to astute onsite observations and collections, insight into certain behaviours and practices of these early Prairie settlers can be attained, painting their historical portraits with a little more colour and re-enlivening their contribution to the settlement of the Canadian west.
This Resource is Part of the Following Collections
- Society for Historical Archaeology 2014 •
- Assessing Ephemeral Sites: Questions That Count in Cultural Resource Management
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Making Do With So Very Little: A Consultant’s Look at Homestead Archaeology in Eastern Alberta. Dale Bonald. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. 2014 ( tDAR id: 437076)