Popular Posts

We are proud of all of our posts here on RETROactive but, if you’re new to our blog and don’t have time to read every post, or you’re a long time follower looking for ways to convince your friends and family that they should also follow us (hint hint), below are links to our top 10 most popular posts. This top 10 has a great variety of topics, from a mysterious sandstone shelter to the birth place of ski jumping in Alberta to people hunting big game over the past 10,000 years – and everything in between. Enjoy!

1. Whodunit?

The entrance to the Sunnyslope Sandstone Shelter (Alberta Culture, Historic Resources Management Branch, 2011).

The entrance to the Sunnyslope Sandstone Shelter (Alberta Culture, Historic Resources Management Branch, 2011).

2. Alberta’s Ancient Darts and Atlatl HuntingRETROactive title graphic

3. Alberta’s Victoria Settlement: Still A Special Place After 150 Years

Clerk’s quarters and trading shop at Fort Victoria, c. 1890. Provincial Archives of Alberta B.2406.

Clerk’s quarters and trading shop at Fort Victoria, c. 1890. Provincial Archives of Alberta B.2406.

4. The Tale of a Rusty Revolver

5. The Burmis Tree: The Most Photographed Tree in Alberta?Burmis Tree Heritage Marker

6. Alberta’s Wooden Country Grain Elevators

Rowley Grain Elevator Row

 

7. Alberta is Rich in Archaeology

Alberta Culture and Tourism staff members Robin Woywitka, Cultural Land Use Analyst, and Todd Kristensen, Northern Archaeologist, recording stratigraphy at an excavated site in the Fort McMurray region, October 2013. (Photo courtesy of Robin Woywitka.)

8. Big Game in Deep Time: 10,000 Years of Hunting in Alberta

Hunting ranges of Alberta’s ancient weapon systems.

9. Zama

Aerial View of Zama City, looking south. Photograph courtesy of Curtis Johnston.

Aerial View of Zama City, looking south. Photograph courtesy of Curtis Johnston.

10. Ski Flyers

Spectators at Camrose Ski Jump, 1954 (Provincial Archives of Alberta, PA237.1).

Spectators at Camrose Ski Jump, 1954 (Provincial Archives of Alberta, PA237.1).