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Taltheilei Shale Tradition


Definition: The Taltheilei Shale Tradition is the name given to the material culture of the late prehistoric western subarctic culture, dated between 750 B.C. and A.D. 1000. The Taltheilei are also called proto-Athapaskan, and are thought to be ancestral to the Dena. Taltheilei Shale Tradition sites include Little Duck Lake, and Shethanei, Caribou and Egenolf Lakes in Manitoba.

This glossary entry is part of the Dictionary of Archaeology. Sources for the term include the references listed on the front page of the Dictionary, and the websites listed in the sidebar.

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