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Lab number
Field number
Material dated
bison bone collagen; collagène osseux de bison
Taxa dated
Bison sp. rib (12.5 g; id. by R.E. Morlan)
on hummucky uplands of the Pembina River plain, 485 m asl, south-central Manitoba
Map sheet
62 G/01
I. Dyck
Date submitted
March 11, 0098
Measured Age
1110 ± 70
Normalized Age
1170 ± 70
δ13C (per mil)
Woodland; Sylvicole
pit D, a 1 m deep pit at the center of the mound, below human bones of skeleton #14 which was about half way below the mouth of the pit
Associated taxa
Mammalia: Bison sp
Additional information
AMS date.
DgLq-1, Star Mound: This oblong tumulus, 43.6 m long, with a central body 21.3 m in diameter and 1.5 m high, is the most prominent part of a multiple mound burial and campsite complex. Excavations in 1914 by W.B. Nickerson revealed seven subgrade burial pits as well as burials both within and intruded into the mound fill. The top of pit D, sampled by Beta-111672, was sealed with large boulders. Comment (I. Dyck): This date falls within the known range for radiocarbon-dated burial mounds in Manitoba (n=6), the oldest being Stott Mound (S-1303) and the youngest St. James Mound (I-4684). The date is anomalous with respect to the temporal range of the Devil's Lake-Sourisford burial complex to which Star Mound has previously been assigned. Thus the date does not resolve the identity of Star Mound, but it indicates some problems in the present cultural-historical framework of this area.