An archaeological survey of the upper Winnipeg River
Penny, Donald Burke
In the summer of 1970, the author conducted an archaeological survey on the Upper Winnipeg River. The purpose of the project was to expand our knowledge of historic and prehistoric use of this important waterway and to define significant problems for further study. The ecological context, historic use of the river, and the survey itself are outlined. Each of the newly recorded sites is located, described, and an analysis of artifacts recovered is presented. Comparisons are drawn between the sites, and artifact data are related to those from the surrounding areas. The presence of Archaic, Middle Woodland, Late Woodland, and Historic components is indicated, and the effects of hydro developments and other 20th century uses of the river are noted.