This core was found “in situ”. This means that when the shovel test was excavated, the artifact was observed in its original position. When an artifact is in situ, the original context of the artifact is preserved.
An expedient tool is an object that can be made quickly and easily with little or no production effort. This is a retouched flake we collected during the summer of 2016. The red arrow is pointing to where the flake has been retouched.
Who do you think won the race back to High Level?
Corey in the helicopter or Brittany and Teresa in the truck?
We often inspect tree throws for artifacts. A tree throw is a bowl shaped depression that is often created when a large tree has blown over or has had its stump pulled out. This tears out soil with it creating a surface exposure for us to inspect.
When working east of Nordegg in 2014 Vince found this little fawn. The spots on the fawn are for camouflage, to help him blend into his environment. These spots will last for the first 90-120 days of his life and will fade when he grows his warmer winter coat.
You never know who you might meet when working out on the land. Kurt snapped this photo of a sweet little bunny in 2014.
A retouched flake is a quickly made tool that has had small flakes removed to blunt, sharpen, or refine the edge of the tool. It can also be used as a scraper or a knife.