By Brian M Ronaghan,Alwynne B. Beaudoin,Janet Blakey,Luc Bouchet,James A. Burns,Grant M. Clarke,Gloria J. Fedirchuk,Timothy G. Fisher,Duane G. Froese,Eugene M. Gryba,John W. Ives,Raymond J. Le Blanc,Murray Lobb,Thomas V. Lowell,Brian O. K. Reeves,Elizabeth C

over the last twenty years, the oil sands quarter of northeastern Alberta has been the location of unheard of degrees of improvement. Alberta's decrease Athabasca Basin tells a desirable tale of the way a catastrophic ice age flood left at the back of a different panorama within the decrease Athabasca Basin, one who made deposits of bitumen to be had for floor mining. much less popular is the invention that this flood additionally produced an atmosphere that supported probably the main extensive use of boreal woodland assets through prehistoric local humans but well-known in Canada. experiences undertaken to fulfill the conservation specifications of the Alberta ancient assets Act have yielded a wealthy and sundry list of prehistoric habitation and job within the oil sands region. facts from among 9,500 and 5,000 years ago—the results of a number of significant excavations—has proven vast human use of the region’s assets, whereas very important contextual info supplied via key geological and palaeoenvironmental reviews has deepened our figuring out of the way the region’s early population interacted with the landscape.
Touching on a variety of components of this wealthy environmental and archaeological list, the individuals to this quantity use the facts received via study and compliance stories to provide new insights into human and traditional historical past. additionally they research the demanding situations of handling this irreplaceable historical past source within the face of ongoing development.

Contributors: Alwynne Beaudoin, Angela Younie, Brian O.K. Reeves, Duane Froese, Elizabeth Roberston, Eugene Gryba, Gloria Fedirchuk, furnish Clarke, John W. Ives, Janet Blakey, Jennifer Tischer, Jim Burns, Laura Roskowski, Luc Bouchet, Murray Lobb, Nancy Saxberg, Raymond LeBlanc, Robert R. younger, Robin Woywitka, Thomas V. Lowell, and Timothy Fisher

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