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Archaeologies of the Heart (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only E. Anderson. Chelsey Geralda Armstrong.

This paper raises two questions: How do you investigate environmental ethics and emotions in the archaeological record, and how do we now use archaeological evidence to work with Indigenous and local people on heritage and conservation? We discuss the role of emotion in archaeology, with specific reference to cooperation between archaeologists and First Nations people in preserving heritage sites in British Columbia.


The Groundstone Artifacts of Housepit 54, Bridge River Site, British Columbia (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Molly Eimers.

The people of the Middle Fraser Canyon traditionally used groundstone to accomplish a wide range of tasks spanning food processing to weaponry and ornamentation. Excavations of Housepit (HP) 54 at the Bridge River Site, British Columbia, in 2014 revealed an unexpectedly large sample of groundstone tools. Many items were apparently used, broken, and recycled as cooking rocks on select floors. This study draws from multiple data sources to define variability in the nature of groundstone tools...


How to Enact Reconciliation in British Columbia CRM (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Joanne Hammond.

Righting the balance between Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations is the defining challenge of 21st century nationhood in Canada. Archaeology, as a discipline and an industry, has specific responsibilities and opportunities in this reconciliation. Despite recent attention brought to the social injustices of colonization, reconciliation is still scantily considered and spottily applied by heritage practitioners, governments and businesses. I discuss how we can and must enact reconciliation...


Isotopic Perspectives on Spatial and Temporal Variability in British Columbia Paleodiet (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Joseph Hepburn. Brian Chisholm. Michael Richards.

This study aggregates and re-evaluates all available stable isotope data from archaeological human remains in British Columbia. Isotope signatures for coastal individuals correspond well with the heavy marine specialization attested to by archaeological and ethnographic studies of traditional Northwest Coast diets. Within this marine specialization, the data for coastal BC demonstrate a high degree of regional dietary variability, although high trophic level marine prey species are of ubiquitous...


Ochre Quarrying as Placemaking in British Columbia (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Brandi Lee MacDonald.

In coastal and interior British Columbia, ochre was a key component of local traditional knowledge among hunter-fisher-gatherer communities. Ochre pigment quarries are found in alpine, lowland, and alluvial geologic deposits, and each are uniquely storied locations that carry ideas about history, tradition, and place. The procurement, trade, and use of ochre from each of those locations is deliberate, and embedded within a complex set of ideas and decision-making. Provenance-based analysis of...


Reconstructing the historical abundance and importance of large whales in northern British Columbia (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Szymon Surma. Tony Pitcher.

Whales obtained through various combinations of hunting and scavenging have long provided coastal communities worldwide with sustenance and many raw materials. However, global whale populations have been severely depleted by commercial whaling. This study combined historical abundance reconstruction with ecosystem modelling to investigate the effects of whaling on the abundances and ecological roles of five large whale species (blue, fin, sei, humpback and sperm) in northern British Columbia...


Settlement and Industry in the Wild West Coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Adrian T. Myers.

A planned 30 km long paved path connecting the towns of Tofino and Ucluelet through Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, prompted an opportunity for an archaeological assessment of a cross section of this coastal Canadian National Park. The survey recorded over 25 historic sites that together illustrate a multi-layered past of historic settlement and use of the area which included homesteading, mining, logging, Second World War and Cold War...


The Settlement Patterns of the Mid-Fraser Region of British Columbia: A Statistical Analysis of Housepit and Village Sizes (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jonathan Sheppard.

This poster presents a settlement pattern analysis calculating the relative size distribution of housepit villages along the Mid-Fraser Region of British Columbia. The pre-contact settlements in this study area, along the Fraser River plateau between Yale and Big Bar, are amongst the largest hunter-gatherer communities anywhere in the world. While previous studies in the region have concentrated on the Keatley Creek, Bell, and Bridge River housepit village sites, the research presented in this...