Paleoshorelines and Archaeology of the Discovery Islands on the West Coast of Canada
The sea level history of the Discovery Island archipelago on the Canadian West Coast shows that early post-glacial paleoshorelines are stranded up to 165 m above modern. Under the auspices of the Tula Foundation we are using this history and landscape modeling to guide investigation into the early human history of the area. Survey has focussed on landforms such as raised marine terraces, tombolos and wave cut notches (potential rockshelters). In 2014 we located and tested archaeological sites on or proximal to paleoshorelines at elevations from two metres below to ninety-five meters above the modern high tide mark.
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This Resource is Part of the Following Collections
- The Geoarchaeology of Submerged, Intertidal, And Wetland Places: Advances In Method And Theory of Prehistoric Archaeology Underwater - 2015 •
- Society for American Archaeology 80th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA (2015)
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Paleoshorelines and Archaeology of the Discovery Islands on the West Coast of Canada. Daryl Fedje, Quentin Mackie, Duncan McLaren. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 394972)
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