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The Bridge River Archaeological Project has been active since 2003 and consists of a collaborative partnership between The Department of Anthropology at The University of Montana, and Xwisten, the Bridge River Indian Band. Since the beginning of the project numerous studies and excavations have been conducted in the Bridge River area to develop an understanding of the ancient history of the area focusing on the ancient peoples who lived there during the past 2000 years. This project involves utilizing “heavy fractions,” which are rock and bone materials left over from a process that separates “light fraction” materials (such as botanicals), as well as the database for stone artifacts (lithic database), and the database for animal remains (faunal remains) to test hypotheses about in situ activity areas versus swept or cleaned zones, focusing on small stone artifact debris (meso-debitage) and bone remains (meso-faunal remains) obtained from floor IIb of the excavated Housepit 54 of the Bridge River Valley. This project requires analysis of the data obtained from past studies through the use of GIS mapping combined with research of past papers and documents on the area. Analyzing swept or cleaned zones will provide a more informed understanding of the organization of the household of Housepit 54 during the floor IIb occupation.

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Apr 28th, 3:00 PM Apr 28th, 4:00 PM

Analysis of the Activity Areas and Cleaned Zones of Floor IIb of Housepit 54 at the Bridge River Site (EeRl4)

UC South Ballroom

The Bridge River Archaeological Project has been active since 2003 and consists of a collaborative partnership between The Department of Anthropology at The University of Montana, and Xwisten, the Bridge River Indian Band. Since the beginning of the project numerous studies and excavations have been conducted in the Bridge River area to develop an understanding of the ancient history of the area focusing on the ancient peoples who lived there during the past 2000 years. This project involves utilizing “heavy fractions,” which are rock and bone materials left over from a process that separates “light fraction” materials (such as botanicals), as well as the database for stone artifacts (lithic database), and the database for animal remains (faunal remains) to test hypotheses about in situ activity areas versus swept or cleaned zones, focusing on small stone artifact debris (meso-debitage) and bone remains (meso-faunal remains) obtained from floor IIb of the excavated Housepit 54 of the Bridge River Valley. This project requires analysis of the data obtained from past studies through the use of GIS mapping combined with research of past papers and documents on the area. Analyzing swept or cleaned zones will provide a more informed understanding of the organization of the household of Housepit 54 during the floor IIb occupation.