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Archaeology

Artifacts are whispers from people whose voices have long since faded from recent memory.

Our collection is the museum's largest and contains artifacts that tell the stories of people who lived in Alberta 13,000 years ago. Stone tools and bones tell us about dramatic hunts, food sources and living structures. Smoking pipes, beads, glass, and nails tell us about the fur trade, North West Mounted Police Posts and other historic sites.

Come to the Hall of Alberta Human History to discover and explore the stories of Alberta's most significant archaeological artifacts.

To preserve stories of the past, Alberta's archaeological sites are protected through the Historical Resources Act. Our collections have been submitted by archaeologists in fulfillment of their permit obligations and private donors.

Please email kristine.fedyniak@gov.ab.ca, Acting Curator, Archaeology, if you've found an interesting artifact.

Please email karen.giering@gov.ab.ca, Assistant Collections Curator, Archaeology, if you are a consultant who would like to schedule a submission.

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