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Lab number
Field number
CMC- 789
Material dated
bison bone collagen; collagène osseux de bison
Taxa dated
Bison sp.
north side of the west end of Chaisson Ridge, 777 m asl, on the Suffield Military Reserve, South Saskatchewan drainage, southeastern Alberta
Map sheet
72 L/07
J. Brumley
Date submitted
March 6, 0098
Measured Age
660 ± 115
Normalized Age
740 ± 115
δ13C (per mil)
Woodland, Old Women's; Sylvicole
Stratigraphic component
Occupation 1
occupation 1, unit 3, 6s/0w, NE quad, 80 cm depth, associated with Feature A2, a buried rock alignment thought to be part of a drive line
Associated taxa
Mammalia: Bison sp
EcOr-35, Ramillies: This is a multicomponent bison kill and campsite. A bison trap (XU 3) on the top edge of a coulee consists of a large hollow formed in part by natural agents and in part by a man-made earth and stone wall. A second kill area (XU 2), perhaps a snowbank or jump, is located below XU 3 on the upper slope of the coulee. A campsite related to one or both kills is situated on the coulee floor. Occupation 1 is attributed to the Old Women's phase and is dated by S-1016. Occupation 2, dated by S-1015, includes both Old Women's and Avonlea materials and may represent a transition between phases. Occupation 3 represents a pure Avonlea component.