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Centralized Households and Decentralized Communities: Economic Integration in a Marpole Period Plankhouse Village (2017)

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The Marpole Period (2500 to 1000 BP) was a time of social transformation in the Salish Sea region of the Northwest Coast of North America. During this period, social and economic relations became increasingly bound up in the operation of centralized, long-lived, multifamily households. Yet, centralization arguably failed to extend far past plankhouse walls, producing regionally decentralized economic communities. This paper examines the processes underlying this pattern from the vantage point of...


A Geography of Foodways in the Salish Sea, Pacific Northwest Coast (2015)

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This paper examines past foodways within the southern Strait of Georgia, Pacific Northwest Coast at a number of geographic scales. It also addresses the extent and nature of temporal shifts in the social landscape of the region. Seasonal use of the landscape is revealed through an understanding of place in the Salish Sea. Zooarchaeological analysis of a regional sample of thirty sites suggests that while extensive variation was characteristic of southern Strait of Georgia settlement from 3200 BC...


Ground Stone Disk Bead Distribution and Frequency in Katzie Territory, British Columbia (2017)

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Inquiries into ground stone disk beads in the Salish Sea region have focused on frequency counts at one particular archaeological site, regional syntheses of distribution, or the use of beads as a means to explore Coast Salish expressions of wealth and status. Although these studies provide important information relating to the social role of these beads, they are either too broad in focus or ignore the interplay of beads between neighbouring sites. This presentation examines the inter site...


Sea Level Fluctuations of the Southern Salish Sea: An assessment of the archaeological potential for sites dating from the Last Glacial Maximum to the Holocene (2017)

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Following the last glacial maximum, coastlines around the world drastically changed. This occurred through a complex combination of geomorphological processes, which were compounded by global sea-level rise. While these fluctuations took place, humans adapted to an aquatic subsistent lifestyle along coastal regions. This study focuses on the southern Salish Sea (located in North America’s Pacific Northwest) and human-environmental interactions during the terminal Pleistocene. Through the use of...

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America