Historical Archaeology

, Volume 30, Issue 2, pp 93–100 | Cite as

Archaeological examination of Fort Reliance, Yukon

  • Donald W. Clark
Research Note and Comment


Fort Reliance was an American trading post, located 11 km below the mouth of the Klondike River, Yukon Territory. Founded as a small fur-trading post, Fort Reliance later served the first prospectors in the region. The Canadian Museum of Civilization tested the site in 1983 and 1991 to assess the nature and extent of archaeological remains, and to determine the relationship between native use of the site and the trading post. The results show that there was native occupation of the site prior to the duration of Fort Reliance. Artifacts of more recent European and native origin were found on structure floors and in soil layers and feature pits located outside the structures.


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© Society for Historical Archaeology 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald W. Clark
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  1. 1.Archaeological Survey of CanadaCanadian Museum of CivilizationHullCanada

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