In Search of Ancient Alberta

In Search of Ancient Alberta

Book - 1998
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Publisher: Winnipeg : Heartland Publications, c1998
Description: 287 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 26 cm
ISBN: 9781896150000
Branch Call Number: 971.23 Huc
Additional Contributors: Whiteway, Doug, 1951-


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Nov 20, 2011

This is a fascinating and well written introduction to the prehistory of this province and its human and nonhuman inhabitants. It would interest both casual readers or budding archaeologists and paleontologists. It starts with the fantastically ancient rocks of the Precambrian time and continues with the dinosaur age, the post-dinosaur age, Ice Ages, and aboriginal peoples. Various aboriginal groups such as the Besant groups and Pelican Lake groups of various times are brought to life with wonderful color art and photos of excavated tools & sites. Many large color photos of contemporary landscapes further enliven the pages. This made it easy to imagine those mysterious times. :)

Sep 28, 2009

Interesting and intriguing at times...especially regarding the last ice age(s) and the Clovis people. If you are at all interested in the simple prehistory of Alberta has some pictures that may tell the story better. It's a good overview. Another great book I do recommend is the "Edmonton Beneath Our Feet," by the Edmonton Geological Society (1993). Not sure it's still in print, but is much more detailed on the Edmonton region and it's geological features. One of my favorites!

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