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The Upper Fort Garry Courthouse and Gaol: Salvage Excavations of a Historic Midden in Downtown Winnipeg, Manitoba
This article is a report on a midden feature uncovered during construction of an underground parkade at Fort Garry Place. Salvage excavation of the feature yielded primarily faunal remains, nails, construction hardware, and ceramics. The midden is related to the Upper Fort Garry courthouse, gaol and hospital from ca.1844 to 1880. It was a significant find as the majority of structures within the fort were impacted between 1890-1950. There is also a discussion of the comparison with other Red River sites. Maps, historical photographs, excavation and artifact photographs are also included.
The Use of Tree-Ring Analysis to Determine the Construction Date of Historic Buildings in Manitoba
This study of tree-ring analysis (dendrochronology) determines the date of five log structures. A master tree-ring curve is used pertaining to oak tree samples. The rings can establish the cutting dates of the timbers, as well as the season they were felled. The wood samples determine dates of the logs used for the St. Boniface Museum (1845-1846), Seven Oaks House (1851), Upper Fort Garry (1846), Brown House (1855-1856) and St. Andrew’s Rectory (1853-1854). The sample from the Upper Fort Garry was taken from a privy pit (outhouse), used by the 6th Regiment of Foot. Tree ring charts are included.
The Virtual Museum Of Métis History And Culture
The York/St. Mary Public Archaeology Project
This single-page, folded, four-panel brochure introduces and encourages people to participate in the Public Archaeology Program at the York/St. Mary Extension excavations. A brief background of the site is provided, as well as details of the project, including what procedures would be followed should a burial be found.
Thomas Scott and the Daughter of Time
Thomas Scott's Body and Other Essays in Early Manitoba History
Towards a Model of Aboriginal Land Use in the Red-Assiniboine Rivers Junction
The author presents ethno-historical accounts referring to Proto-historic Aboriginal activities that occurred near the Red and Assiniboine river junction in order to generate land use maps applicable to late Precontact development in the lower Red River region. The article is organized into sections on physiography, ethno-historical accounts, and analysis. Illustrated maps and plans are included.