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Light from Ancient Campfires

Archaeological Evidence for Native Lifeways on the Northern Plains

Light from Ancient Campfires is the first book in twenty years to gather together a comprehensive prehistoric archaeological record of the Northern Plains First Nations. In this important examination of the region’s earliest inhabitants, author Trevor R. Peck reviews the many changes of interpretation that have occurred in relevant literature published during the last two decades.

Beginning with the earliest archaeological evidence for people in Alberta, Light from Ancient Campfires covers each period in chronological sequence. Light from Ancient Campfires provides a new definition for each archaeological phase, setting previous literature in a new light.

336 pages

Table of Contents


1. Earliest Inhabitants

Prior to ca. 11,050 bp

2. Early Prehistoric Period

ca. 11,050 to 8,600 bp

3. Early to Middle Prehistoric Period Transition

ca. 8,600 to 7,500 bp

4. Middle Prehistoric Period

ca. 7,500 to 1,500 bp

5. Middle to Late Prehistoric Period Transition

ca. 1,500 to 1,350 bp

6. Late Prehistoric Period

ca. 1,350 to 250 bp

7. Late Prehistoric To Historic Period Transition

Protohistoric Period, ca. 250 to 200 bp

8. Commentary



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