​Archaeology publications

Yukon Archaeology publishes the results of archaeological and ethnographic research in the Yukon.

The Archaeology Booklet series includes interpretive products highlighting the results of heritage research in Yukon.

The Occasional Paper Series are comprised of technical reports and academic research that has resulted in theses and dissertations about archaeological and ethnographic research.

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Archaeology Booklets

The Ni'iinlii Njik Caves, Northern Yukon - Notes on Geology and History [8.6 MB ]

Author(s): Bernard Lauriol with additional content from Ruth Gottardt
Publication Date: 2016

Ges Tu’è’/Gyò Chúa/T’ahéeni - The archaeology of the M'Clintock region [2 MB]

This booklet is an introduction to the ancient history of the M’Clintock region, preserved in its archaeological sites, in early historical reports and photographs, and in the stories and memories of Kwanlin Dün Elders and community members
Author(s): Ty Heffner and Susan Heffner
Publication Date: 2015

The Wreck of A.J. Goddard [2.1 MB]

This Klondike Gold Rush era sternwheeler sank to the bottom of Lake Laberge in 1901 and was rediscovered more than 100 years later. This is a short history of the A.J. Goddard and its rediscovery and subsequent exploration.
Author(s): Lindsey Thomas, Doug Davidge and John Pollack.
Publication Date: 2012.

The Frozen Past: The Yukon Ice Patches [1.8 MB]

This booklet provides a summary of research at southern Yukon ice patch sites that contain well-preserved artifacts and have provided a new understanding of the history and environment of Yukon over the past 9,000 years.

Author(s): Greg Hare with contributions from Sheila Greer (Champagne and Aishihik First Nations), Heather Jones (Carcross/Tagish First Nation), Rae Mombourquette (Kwanlin Dün First Nation), John Fingland (Kluane First Nation), Mark Nelson and Jason Shorty (Ta’an Kwäch’än Council) and Tip Evans (Teslin Tlingit Council).
Publication Date: 2011
Aussi disponible en français.

Archaeology at Forty Mile/Ch'ëdä Dëk [2.6 MB]

This booklet presents the results of archaeological studies at Forty Mile Historic Site from 1998 – 2003, which focused on the documentation of the prehistoric and contact period of occupation. Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in and Yukon Heritage Resources.
Author(s): Thomas J. Hammer and Christian Thomas.
Publication Date: 2006.
Aussi disponible en français.

Handbook for the Identification of Heritage Sites and Features (2.04 MB) [2.04 MB]

This booklet provides an overview of heritage resources often encountered in the wilderness of Yukon and contains information on how to document and report historically significant finds to Government of Yukon.
Author(s): Ruth Gotthardt & Chris Thomas.
Publication Date: March 2005 (revised 2007)

Lutthi Män & Tachän Män Hudé Hudän - Frenchman and Tatchun Lakes: Long Ago People [3.4 MB]

This booklet examines the archaeological history of Frenchman and Tatchun lakes and their importance to the Northern Tutchone people.
Little Salmon and Carmacks First Nation.
Author(s): Dawn Charlie and D.W. Clark.
Publication Date: 2003.
Aussi disponible en français.

Tr'ochëk - The Archaeology and History of a Hän Fish Camp [6.4 MB]

A history and archaeology report of the Hän occupations at the site of Tr’ochëk otherwise known as Klondike City, which is now a Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in National Historic site.
Author(s): H. Dobrowolsky and T.J. Hammer. Edited by Ruth Gotthardt. Joint publication between the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in First Nation Government, Parks Canada and Yukon Government Heritage Branch.
Publication Date: 2001.
Aussi disponible en français.

Ta'an Kwäch'än - People of the Lake [5.2 MB]

A an overview of the recent and ancient history of the Ta’an Kwachan First Nation and their use of Lake Laberge.
Ta'an Kwäch'än Council
Author(s): Ruth Gotthardt, with Ruth Massie and Doreen Grady. Published with the assistance of the Yukon Energy Corporation.
Publication Date: 2000.
Aussi disponible en français.

From Trail to Tramway - The Archaeology of Canyon City [9.3 MB]

A history and archaeology report of Canyon City at the head of Miles Canyon.
Kwanlin Dün First Nation.
Author(s): T.J. Hammer and Greg Hare. Published with the assistance of the Yukon Energy Corporation.
Publication Date: 1999.
Aussi disponible en français.

Qikiqtaruk - Inuvialuit Archaeology on Herschel Island [4.1 MB]

A report on the history and archaeology of Herschel Island in the traditional territory of the Inuvialuit.
Author(s): T. Max Friesen.
Publication Date: 1998.
Aussi disponible en français.

A Look Back in Time - The Archaeology of Fort Selkirk [5.1 MB]

A report on the history and archaeology of Historic Fort Selkirk.
Author(s): Greg Hare & Ruth Gotthardt. 1996.
Publication Date: 1996.
Aussi disponible en français.

Désdélé Méné The Archaeology of Annie Lake [4.3 MB]

A report on archaeological investigations at Annie Lake.
Carcross Tagish First Nation.
Author(s): Greg Hare and Sheila Greer.
Publication Date: 1994.
Aussi disponible en français.

Lu Zil Män - Fish Lake Uncovering the Past [5.1 MB]

A report on the history of First Nation use of fish lake and archaeological investigations in the region.
Kwanlin Dün First Nation.
Author(s): Ruth Gotthardt and Greg Hare. Published with the assistance of the Yukon Energy Corporation.
Publication Date: 1994.
Aussi disponible en français.

Tatl'á Män [4.1 MB]

A report on archaeological investigations at Tatlmain Lake in the traditional territory of the Selkirk First Nation.
Selkirk First Nation.
Author(s): Ruth Gotthardt.
Publication Date: 1992.

Occasional Papers in Yukon Archaeology

Schaeffer Creek Campsite (MIVm-6), A Possible Cold Season Site in Southwestern Old Crow Flats, Northern Yukon Territory [6 MB]

Hudé Hudän Series - Occasional Papers in Archaeology No.18
Author(s): Jo-Ann Marvin. 135 pp.
Publication Date: 2013

Fort Selkirk: Early Contact Period Interaction Between the Northern Tuchone and the Hudson's Bay Company in the Yukon [4 MB]

Hudé Hudän Series - Occasional Papers in Archaeology No.17
Author(s): Victoria Elena Castillo. 238 pp.
Publication Date: 2012

The A.J. Goddard: Reconstruction and Material Culture of a Klondike Gold Rush Sternwheeler [10.6 MB]

Hudé Hudän Series - Occasional Papers in Archaeology No.16
Author(s): Lindsey Hall Thomas. 189 pp.
Publication Date: 2012

The Nïî’ïî’ Hunting Stand Site: Understanding Technological Practice as Social Practice in Subarctic Prehistory [2.3 MB]

Hudé Hudän Series - Occasional Papers in Archaeology No. 15
Author(s): Glen R. MacKay. 132 pp.
Publication Date: 2008

North to the Yukon Territory via the Alcan Highway in 1948: Field Notes of The Andover-Harvard Expedition [5.9 MB]

Hudé Hudän Series - Occasional Papers in Archaeology No. 14
Author(s): Elmer Harp Jr. 126 pp.
Publication Date: 2005

Ta'tla Mun: An Archaeological Examination of Technology, Subsistence Economy and Trade at Tatlmain Lake, Central Yukon [2.3 MB ]

Hudé Hudän Series - Occasional Papers in Archaeology No. 13
Author(s): Christian Daniel Thomas. 130 pp.
Publication Date: 2003

Archaeological Investigations of Transient Residences On the Hillsides Surrounding Dawson City, Yukon [5.1 MB]

Hudé Hudän Series - Occasional Papers in Archaeology No. 12
Author(s): Michael Brand. 177 pp.
Publication Date: 2002

Special Brew: Industrial Archaeology and History of the Klondike Brewery [2 MB]

Hudé Hudän Series - Occasional Papers in Archaeology No. 11
Author(s): David V. Burley and Michael Will. 108 pp.
Publication: Date: 2002

An Eastern Beringian Tradition Archaeological Site in West-Central Yukon Territory, Canada [3.1 MB]

Hudé Hudän Series - Occasional Papers in Archaeology No. 10
Author(s): Ty Alexander Heffner. 142 pp.
Publication Date: 2002

Geoarchaeological Studies at the Dog Creek Site, Northern Yukon [5.8 MB]

Hudé Hudän Series - Occasional Papers in Archaeology No. 9
Author(s): Julie Anne Esdale. 137 pp.
Publication Date: 2001

Dechyoo Njik and the Traditional Land use patterns in the Southwestern Portion of the Old Crow Flats [2 MB ]

Hudé Hudän Series - Occasional Papers in Archaeology No. 8
Author(s): Mélanie Fafard. 110 pp.
Publication Date: 2001

Microblade Complexes and Traditions in the Interior Northwest, as seen from the Kelly Creek Site, West-Central Yukon [5.3 MB]

Hudé Hudän Series - Occasional Papers in Archaeology No. 6
Author(s): Donald W Clark and Ruth M Gotthardt with contributions from Paul Gregory Hare. 207 pp.
Publication Date: 1999

Holocene Occupations in the Southern Yukon: New Perspectives from the Annie Lake Site [4.5 MB]

Hudé Hudän Series - Occasional Papers in Archaeology No. 5
Author(s): Paul Gregory Hare. 155 pp.
Publication Date: 1995

The Archaeology and History of An Arctic Missions, Herschel Island, Yukon [3 MB]

Hudé Hudän Series - Occasional Papers in Archaeology No. 4
Author(s): Nancy Saxberg. 110 pp.
Publication Date: 1993

Salmon and Storage: Southern Tutchone use of An "Abundant" Resource [5.1 MB]

Hudé Hudän Series - Occasional Papers in Archaeology No. 3
Author(s): Beth Laura O'Leary. 130 pp.
Publication Date: 1992

Caribou Exploitation at the Trail River Site, Northern Yukon [1.6 MB]

Hudé Hudän Series - Occasional Papers in Archaeology No. 2
Author(s): Murielle Ida Nagy. 171 pp.
Publication Date: 1990

The Archaeological Sequence in the Northern Cordillera: A Consideration of Typology and Traditions [14 MB]

Hudé Hudän Series - Occasional Papers in Archaeology No. 1
Author(s): Ruth Margrit Gotthardt. 342 pp.
Publication Date: 1990

 

Occasional Papers in Yukon History

Donuts and Silver Dollars The Life of Captain Frank Slim [3.6 MB]

Hudé Hudän Series - Occasional Papers in Yukon History No. 6
Author(s): Donna Dillman. 139 pp.
Publication Date: 2008

My Old People’s Stories: A Legacy for Yukon First Nations 

Hudé Hudän Series - Occasional Papers in Yukon History No. 5
Author(s): Catharine McClellan.
Publication Date: 2007

Historical Climatology of the Southern Yukon: Paleoclimatic Reconstruction using Documentary Sources from 1842-1852 [1 MB]

Hudé Hudän Series - Occasional Papers in Yukon History No. 4
Author(s): Heather Tompkins. 127 pp.
Publication Date: 2007

Oral History as History: Tutchone Athapaskan in the Period 1840 – 1920 

Hudé Hudän Series - Occasional Papers in Yukon History No. 3
Author(s): Dominique Legros. 422 pp.
Publication Date: 2007

Journal of the Occurrences at the Forks of the Lewes and Pelly Rivers May 1848 to September 1852 [3.5 MB]

Hudé Hudän Series - Occasional Papers in Yukon History No. 2
Author(s): Robert Campbell and James G. Stewart. Transcribed & edited by Llewellyn R. Johnson and Dominique Legros. Revised & annotated by Llewellyn R. Johnson. 153 pp.
Publication Date: 2000

Yukon North Slope Inuvialuit Oral History [5.1 MB]

Hudé Hudän Series - Occasional Papers in Yukon History No. 1
Author(s): Murielle Ida Nagy. 120 pp.
Publication Date: 1997