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Selwyn Dewdney checking tracing, Writing-on-Stone, Alberta, August 1962
Selwyn Dewdney checking tracing, Writing-on-Stone, Alberta, August 1962
C141-8

Selwyn Dewdney Petroglyph Tracings Project

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Table of Contents

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Series 1 Original tracings of rock art. -- 1960-1963
Series 2 Scanned Document Reports about project. -- 1962-1964
Series 3 Photographs of rock art sites and tracings. -- 1960-1963

Inventory

Series 1 Original tracings of rock art. -- 1960-1963
M-7848-os-1 Writing-on-Stone, Alberta. -- 1960. -- Site #98. Panoramic views showing approximate location of 27 faces where petroglyphs appear.
M-7848-os-2 Writing-on-Stone, Alberta. -- 1961. -- Site #98, face I [face 1].
M-7848-os-3 Writing-on-Stone, Alberta. -- 1960. -- Site #98, faces I-VI [faces 1-6].
M-7848-os-4 Writing-on-Stone, Alberta. -- 1960. -- Site #98, faces I, VIII, IX, XI [faces 1, 8, 9, 11].
M-7848-os-5 Writing-on-Stone, Alberta. -- 1960. -- Site #98, faces XII, XIII, XIV, XVI, XVII [faces 12, 13, 14, 16, 17].
M-7848-os-6 Writing-on-Stone, Alberta. -- 1960. -- Site #98, faces XVIII to XXV [faces 18 to 25].
M-7848-os-7 Writing-on-Stone, Alberta. -- 1960. -- Site #98, faces XXVI, XXVII, and part of XVII [faces 26, 27 and part of 17].
M-7848-os-8 Writing-on-Stone, Alberta. -- 1960. -- Site #99, general view.
M-7848-os-9 Writing-on-Stone, Alberta. -- 1961. -- Site no. 99, faces I and III [faces 1 and 3].
M-7848-os-10 Mystic Cave, Alberta. -- 1961. -- Site no. 100, west of Cayley.
M-7848-os-11 Mystic Cave, Alberta. -- 1961. -- Site no. 100, face II [face 2].
M-7848-os-12 Mystic Cave and Zephyr Creek, Alberta. -- 1961. -- Site no. 100, face III [face 3} and Site no. 102, face I [face 1].
M-7848-os-13 Nanton glacial erratic cave, Alberta. -- 1960. -- Site no. 101.
M-7848-os-14 Nanton glacial erratic cave, Alberta. -- 1960. -- Site no. 101, face I [face 1].
M-7848-os-15 Painted Canyon, Zephyr Creek, Alberta. -- 1960. -- Site no. 102, west of Longview.
M-7848-os-16 O'Hara site, Alberta. -- 1962. -- Site no. 116, on Milk River west of Writing-on-Stone.
M-7848-os-17 Verdigris, Alberta. -- 1962. -- Site no. 117a, on Milk River.
M-7848-os-18 Verdigris, Alberta. -- 1962. -- Site no. 117, 118, 119 and 120, on Milk River.
M-7848-os-19 Verdigria, Alberta. -- 1962. -- Sites no. 120, 121 and 122, on Milk River.
M-7848-os-20 Verdigris, Alberta. -- 1962. -- Sites no. 123 and 124, on Milk River.
M-7848-os-21 Milk River sites, Alberta. -- 1962. -- Location map for sites no. 97, 98, 99, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126 and 127.
M-7848-os-22 Verdigris, Alberta. - 1962. -- Site no. 125, on Milk River.
M-7848-os-23 Leslie sie and Police Creek, Alberta. -- 1962. -- Sites no. 126 and 127, on Milk River.
M-7848-os-24 Airdrie erratic, Alberta. -- 1962. -- Site no 128.
Table Butte, Alberta. -- 1962. -- Site no. 129, near Stavely.
Pine Coulee, Alberta. -- 1962. -- Site no. 130, on Pine Creek near Stavely.
Crowsnest Lake, Alberta. -- 1962. -- Site no. 131.
M-7848-os-25 Okotoks erratic, Alberta. -- 1962. -- Site no. 132 [The Big Rock]
M-7848-os-26 King's Buffalo Jump, McPherson Coulee, Alberta. -- 1962. - Site #134, near Crossfield.
M-7848-os-27 Carstairs Coulee, Alberta. -- 1962. -- Site #135.
M-7848-os-28 Grotto Mountain, Alberta. -- 1962. -- Site #137 near Exshaw.
Spray Canyon, Alberta. -- 1962. -- Site #136, near Canmore.
M-7848-os-29 Churchill River sites, Saskatchewan. -- 1962. -- Sites #110, 111 and 112 at Medicine Rapids; site #113 at Mountain Lake; and site #114 at Cow Narrows.
M-7848-os-30 Laroque Lake, Saskatchewan. -- 1962. -- Site #115.
M-7848-os-31 St. Victor, Saskatchewan. -- 1962 and 1963. -- Site #141, south of Assiniboia.
M-7848-os-32 St. Victor, Saskatchewan. -- 1963. -- Site #141, groups VI, VIII, IX and X [groups 6, 8, 9 and 10].
M-7848-os-33 St. Victor, Saskatchewan. -- 1963. -- Site #141, groups I, XI and VIII [groups 1, 11 and 8].
M-7848-os-34 Amisk Lake (Warehouse Point), Saskatchewan. -- 1963. -- Site #161.
Usinne Lake, Saskatchewan. -- 1963. -- Sites #162 and 163.
Mari Lake, Saskatchewan. -- 1963. -- Site #164.
M-7848-os-35 Rattler Creek, Otter Lake, Saskatchewan. -- 1963. -- Site #173, on the Churchill River.
Eulas Lake, Saskatchewan. -- 1963. -- Site #174.
Foster River, Saskatchewan. -- 1963. -- Site #175, "Maymayquaissey Wahskuyekun".
Silent Rapids, Saskatchewan. -- 1963. -- Site # 176, on Churchill River.
M-7848-os-36 Swimming Stone Rapids, Saskatchewan. -- 1963. -- Site #177, on Churchill River.
Black Bear Island Lake, Saskatchewan. -- 1963. -- Sites #178 and 179.
M-7848-os-37 Stanley Rapids, Saskatchewan. -- 1963. -- Site #180, on Churchill River.
Hickson Lake, Saskatchewan. -- 1963. -- Site #181
M-7848-os-38 Hickson Lake, Saskatchewan. -- 1963. -- Sites #181 and 172.
M-7848-os-39 Tramping Lake, Manitoba. -- 1963. -- Site #159.
M-7848-os-40 Tramping Lake, Manitoba. -- 1963. -- Site #159.
Molson Lake, Manitoba. -- 1963. -- Site #160.
M-7848-os-41 Molson Lake, Manitoba. -- 1963. -- Site #160.
M-7848-os-42 Pomaisk (Ponask) Creek, Manitoba. -- 1963. -- Site #160, west of Molson Lake.
M-7848-os-43 Moose Lake Manitoba. -- 1963. -- Sites #165 and 166.
M-7848-os-44 Kopas site, Alberta. -- 1963. -- Site #133, west of Okotoks.
Jack Smith's sandrock, Alberta. -- 1963. -- Site #138, west of Three Hills.
Stavely ribstone, Alberta. -- 1963. -- Site #139.
Dinosaur Provincial Park ribstone, Alberta. -- 1963. -- Site #140.
M-7848-os-45 Endiang ribstones, Alberta. -- 1963. -- Site #168, moved to Wetaskiwin Museum.
M-7848-os-46 Viking ribstone, Alberta. -- 1963. -- Site #169.
M-7848-os-47 Scapa ribstone, Alberta. -- 1963. -- Site #170
Trochu Glyphstone, Alberta. -- 1963. -- Site #171, Postill Ranch.
M-7848-os-48

"Four renderings of the human face", Alberta and Saskatchewan. -- 1963. Consists of:

St. Victor petroglyphs, site #141.
Gibbs glyphstone, site #167.
Trochu glyphstone, Postill Ranch, site #171.
Weyburn glyphstone, site #186, moved to Saskatchewan Natural History Museum.

M-7848-os-49 Writing-on-Stone, Alberta. -- 1960. -- "Battle Scene", site #97, 3 sheets.
M-7848-os-50 Zephyr Creek, Alberta. -- 1960. -- Site #102, face II [face 2].
Series2 Reports about project. -- 1962-1964
M-9286-49

"Report on petrograph and petroglyph sites recorded in Alberta and Saskatchewan during the summer of 1962, by Selwyn Dewdney". -- 1962

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M-9286-49

"Report on field work in the prairie provinces during the summer of 1963, recording petrographs and petroglyphs for the GLENBOW FOUNDATION". -- 1963

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Glenbow Library

"Writings on Stone along the Milk River" by Selwyn Dewdney. -- The Beaver. -- Winter 1964

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Series 3

Photographs. -- 1960-1963. -- 140 photographs. -- 781 slides. -- Consists of views of the rock art sites, Dewdney undertaking the tracing, and the tracings themselves.

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B157-(1-9); C141-(1-11) Dewdney, Selwyn, pictograph recording process. -- 1960-1962. -- 9 photographs. -- 11 slides
B218-(1-36); C230-(1-35) Dewdney, Selwyn, photographic copies of pictograph tracings from Alberta and Saskatchewan sites. -- 1962-1963. -- 36 photographs. -- 35 slides
B255-(1-10) Dewdney, Selwyn, 1960 Project - photographic copies of petroglyph tracings from Alberta sites. -- 1961. -- 10 photographs
B256-(1-17) Dewdney, Selwyn, 1963 Project - photographic copies of petroglyph tracings from Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba sites. -- 1964. -- 17 photographs
B272-(1-2); C30-(1-6, 8-23, 25-37, 39-147) Dewdney, Selwyn Sites # 97, 98, 99, 126, petroglyphs, Writing-on-Stone Park. -- ca. 1900-1962. -- Borden number DgOv-2. -- 2 photographs. -- 144 slides
B70-(1-24); C31-(1-21) Dewdney, Selwyn Site #102, pictographs, Zephyr Creek. -- 1957-1960. -- Borden number EcPp-1. -- 24 photographs. -- 21 slides
C213-(1-5); C214-1; C215-(1-3) Dewdney, Selwyn Sites #110, 111, 112, petrographs, Medicine Rapids, Saskatchewan. -- 1962. -- No Borden number recorded. -- 9 slides
C216-(1-5) Dewdney, Selwyn Sites #113A,B, petrographs, Mountain Lake, Saskatchewan. -- 1962. -- No Borden number recorded. -- 5 slides
C217-(1-2) Dewdney, Selwyn Site #114, petrographs, Cow Narrows, Saskatchewan. -- 1962. -- No Borden number recorded. -- 2 slides
C218-(1-23) Dewdney, Selwyn Site #115, pictographs, Larocque Lake, Saskatchewan. -- 1962. -- No Borden number recorded. -- 23 slides
C211-(1-13) Dewdney, Selwyn Site #116, petroglyphs, O'Hara Site, Milk River area. -- 1962. -- Borden number DgOw-8. -- 13 slides
C212-(1-17) Dewdney, Selwyn Site #117, petroglyphs, Weir Site, Milk River area. -- 1962. -- Borden number DgOw-9. -- 17 slides
C199-(1-64) Dewdney, Selwyn Sites #120, 121A,B,C, 122B, 123, 124A, B, 125A,B,C,D,E, petroglyphs, Verdigris Coulee, Milk River area. -- 1962. -- Borden number DgOw-4. -- 64 slides
C195-1 Dewdney, Selwyn Site #127, petroglyphs, Police Coulee, Writing-on-Stone Park. -- 1962. -- Borden number DgOv-3. -- 1 slide
B200-(1-2); C188-(1-12) [Dewdney, Selwyn Site #128], Airdrie Erratic. -- 1961-1963. -- Borden number EhPl-2. -- 2 photographs. -- 12 slides
C193-(1-14) Dewdney, Selwyn Site # 129, pictographs, Stavely Erratic. -- 1962. -- Borden number EbPk-5. -- 14 slides
C191-(1-12) Dewdney, Selwyn Site #130, petrographs, Pine Coulee Cave. -- 1962. -- Borden number EbPk-6. -- 12 slides
C27-(1-12) Dewdney, Selwyn Site #131, petrographs, Crowsnest Lake. -- 1962. -- Borden number DjPp-1. -- 12 slides
C29-(1-2, 4-17) Dewdney, Selwyn Site #132, petrographs, Okotoks Erratic. -- 1962. -- Borden number EePm-3. -- 16 slides
C28-(1-10) Dewdney, Selwyn Site #133, petroglyphs, Kopas Ranch, Okotoks area. -- 1962. -- Borden number EePm-2. -- 10 slides
B145-(1-12); C161-(1-31) Dewdney, Selwyn Site #134, pictographs, Madden Jump. -- 1960-1962. -- Borden number EiPn-1. -- 12 photographs. -- 31 slides
C190-(1-19) Dewdney, Selwyn Site #135, petrographs, Carstairs Coulee Site. -- 1962. -- Borden number EjPl-1. -- 19 slides
C149-(1-10) Dewdney, Selwyn Site #136, petrographs, Spray Canyon, Canmore area. -- 1960-1962. -- Borden number EgPu-1. -- 10 slides
C148-(1-14) Dewdney, Selwyn Site #137, petrographs, Grotto Canyon. --1960-1962. -- Borden number EgPt-1. -- 14 slides
C219-(1-7) Dewdney, Selwyn Site #138, petroglyph, Jack Smith's Sand Rocks, Three Hills. -- 1962. -- Borden number EkPj-2. -- 7 slides
B207-(1-5); C192-(1-12) Dewdney, Selwyn Site #139, lizard petroglyph, Stavely Carved Stone. -- 1962. -- No Borden number recorded. -- 5 photographs. -- 12 slides
C150-(1-7); C156-1 Dewdney, Selwyn Site #140, Steveville Park [Northeast of Brooks] Ribstone. -- 1960-1962. -- No Borden number recorded. -- 8 slides
C231-(1-29) Dewdney, Selwyn Site #141, petroglyphs, St. Victor, Saskatchewan. -- 1963. -- No Borden number recorded. -- 29 slides
C245-(1-23) Dewdney, Selwyn Site #159, petrographs, Tramping Lake, Manitoba. -- 1963. -- No Borden number recorded. -- 23 slides
C246-(1-23, 25-33) Dewdney, Selwyn Site #160, petrographs, Molson Lake, Manitoba. -- 1963. -- No Borden number recorded. -- 32 slides
C253-(1-11) Dewdney, Selwyn Site #161, petrographs, Amisk Lake, Saskatchewan. -- 1963. -- No Borden number recorded. -- 11 slides
C252-(1-9) Dewdney, Selwyn Sites #162, 163, petrographs, Usinne or Limestone Lake, Saskatchewan. -- 1963. -- No Borden number recorded. -- 9 slides
C251-(1-11) Dewdney, Selwyn Site #164, petrographs, Mari Lake, Saskatchewan. -- 1963. -- No Borden number recorded. -- 11 slides
C247-(1-26) Dewdney, Selwyn Sites #165A,C, 166, petrographs, Moose Lake, Manitoba. -- 1963. -- No Borden number recorded. -- 26 slides
C261-(1-2) Dewdney, Selwyn Site #167, Gibbs Glyphstone, Saskatchewan. -- 1963. -- No Borden number recorded. -- 2 slides
B282-(1-7); C208-(1-17) Dewdney, Selwyn Site #168A,B, Endiang Ribstones, Reynolds Museum, Wetaskiwin. -- 1961-1963. -- 7 photographs. -- 17 slides
B82-(1-2); C124-(1-13) [Dewdney, Selwyn Site #169], Viking Ribstone [East of Camrose]. -- 1959-1963. -- Borden number FfOv-1. -- 2 photographs. -- 13 slides
B138-(1-7); C23-(1-11, 13-16) Dewdney, Selwyn Site #170, Scapa [North of Hanna] Ribstone. -- 1945-1963. -- Borden number ElPa-1. -- 7 photographs. -- 15 slides
B25-(1-7); C259-(1-5) Dewdney, Selwyn Site #171, Trochu Glyphstone, Postill Ranch. -- 1958-1963. -- Borden number EkPg-1. -- 7 photographs. -- 5 slides
C248-(1-3); C254-(1-7) Dewdney, Selwyn Site #173, petrographs, Rattler Creek, Otter Lake, Saskatchewan. -- 1963. -- No Borden number recorded. -- 10 slides
C258-(1-10) Dewdney, Selwyn Site #174, petrographs, Eulas Lake, Saskatchewan. -- 1963. -- No Borden number recorded. -- 10 slides
C249-(1-5) Dewdney, Selwyn Site #175, petrographs, Foster River (Lower), Saskatchewan. -- 1963. -- No Borden number recorded. -- 5 slides
C250-(1-5) Dewdney, Selwyn Site #176, petrographs, Silent Rapids, Churchill River, Saskatchewan. -- 1963. -- No Borden number recorded. -- 5 slides
C255-(1-5) Dewdney, Selwyn Site #177, petrographs, Swimming Stone Rapids, Churchill River, Saskatchewan. -- 1963. -- No Borden number recorded. -- 5 slides
C257-(1-15) Dewdney, Selwyn Site #179, petrographs, Black Bear Island Lake, Churchill River, Saskatchewan. -- 1963. -- No Borden number recorded. -- 15 slides
C256-(1-13) Dewdney, Selwyn Site #180, petrographs, Stanley Rapids, Churchill River, Saskatchewan. -- 1963. -- No Borden number recorded. -- 13 slides
C260-(1-3) Dewdney, Selwyn Site #183, Weyburn Glyphstone, Saskatchewan. -- 1963. -- No Borden number recorded. -- 3 slides
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