Housepit 54 through an Indigenous Framework: A Holistic Interpretation of an Ancient Traditional Home

Author(s): Kristen Barnett

Year: 2015


Data collection and analysis at Housepit (HP) 54 Bridge River Site, British Columbia, has provided an opportunity for a range of studies emphasizing (but not limited to) questions of subsistence, inheritance, lithic technological adaptations and spatial organization of the ancient occupations of this household during the BR3 period (ca. 1300-1000 cal. B.P.). This poster draws upon data acquired through the systematic analysis of artifacts and ecofacts and is further enhanced through the use of indigenous theory. It is through this perspective that we can begin to understand HP 54 as an indigenous household and create visibility for the traditional lifeways supported throughout these floors. The goal of this poster is to create a holistic interpretation of HP 54 in the ancient past, one that draws not only from the western theoretical lenses but also from indigenous beliefs and practices that led to the formation of the record we call HP 54. This research is designed to provide a comprehensive framework to gain a deeper understanding of not only the household structure itself, but also the individual lives lived within this indigenous home.

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Housepit 54 through an Indigenous Framework: A Holistic Interpretation of an Ancient Traditional Home. Kristen Barnett. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 395788)


Geographic Keywords
North America-Canada

Spatial Coverage

min long: -142.471; min lat: 42.033 ; max long: -47.725; max lat: 74.402 ;