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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 20 years, the oil sands zone of northeastern Alberta has been the location of unheard of degrees of improvement. Alberta's reduce Athabasca Basin tells a desirable tale of ways a catastrophic ice age flood left in the back of a distinct panorama within the reduce Athabasca Basin, person who made deposits of bitumen to be had for floor mining. much less renowned is the invention that this flood additionally produced an atmosphere that supported maybe the main in depth use of boreal wooded area assets by means of prehistoric local humans but well-known in Canada. reports undertaken to satisfy the conservation specifications of the Alberta ancient assets Act have yielded a wealthy and sundry list of prehistoric habitation and task within the oil sands region. facts from among 9,500 and 5,000 years ago—the results of numerous significant excavations—has proven large human use of the region’s assets, whereas very important contextual info supplied by means of key geological and palaeoenvironmental reviews has deepened our realizing of the way the region’s early population interacted with the landscape.
Touching on a number of parts of this wealthy environmental and archaeological list, the members to this quantity use the facts won via examine and compliance experiences to provide new insights into human and usual background. additionally they study 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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