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Facts and Finds

Driving through Alberta today, most people do not realize that they are travelling through an ancient region. While ancient medicine wheels and glacial erratics scatter hillsides, every lake, stream and mountain pass might conceal clues, or archaeological evidence, of Alberta's earliest dwellers. Here we invite you to explore a few of these such "clues" that lay scattered throughout the prairies.

Petroglyph from Writing-On-Stone Provincial ParkShell bead by the Pelican Lake people. Click for details.Pottery bowl. Click for details.Ancient pits on the Knife River in North Dakota. Click for details.

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