Early Taltheilei

750 B.C. - A.D. 200

The early phases of the Taltheilei Tradition have not yet been identified in Manitoba. Their absence may be related to their remote origins or the persistant occupation of Pre-Dorset and Shield Archaic groups in the Subarctic area. Moreover, very little research has been done in the northwest corner of the province where the complex first entered. Archaeological sites representing the Early Taltheilei group occur in the Thelon River drainage system in the Northwest Territories and occasionally in northern Saskatchewan.

The technology associated with this cultural tradition is represented by lanceolate and slightly shouldered spear points.


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