University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Daniel A. Meyer

Archaeology Along Canada’s Rocky Mountain Eastern Slopes

Excavations at the Upper Lovett Campsite, Alberta

By: Daniel A. Meyer and Jason Roe

Canada’s rocky mountains and the foothills of the Eastern Slopes are, archaeologically speaking, among the least-known areas in North America. While many tourists are familiar with Banff, Jasper, and Waterton Lakes National Parks, few know about this region’s past human occupation. Despite its natural beauty, most find it difficult to imagine that Canada’s First Nations […]

A Brief Culture History of the Eastern Slope

By: Daniel A. Meyer and Jason Roe

During the last Ice Age the glaciers in west-central Alberta reached their maximum extent about 20,000 years ago, forming a barrier along the Eastern Slopes of the Rocky Mountain foothills south into Montana. After the glaciers retreated, plants re-colonized the valley floors and alpine areas 11,000–10,000 years ago, creating a generally hospitable environment for human […]