Continuity and Change Between Late Prehistoric and Early Historic Periods: Visually Reconstructing Two Successive Occupations of Housepit 54 at the Bridge River Village Site, Mid-Fraser Region, British Columbia, Canada
Author(s): Eric Carlson
The use of reconstruction illustrations, or artist’s renderings of the past, offers a unique and informed method of communicating continuity and change between two successive occupations of Housepit 54 at the Bridge River Village site, located in the Mid-Fraser Region of British Columbia, Canada. Based on archaeological data and analysis from recent excavations of the large, multifamily housepit, visual representations can effectively integrate a variety of information and interpretation simultaneously. Spatial analysis, social dynamics, and other aspects of household archaeology can be expressed visually in the illustrations. Most importantly, the illustrative process fosters dialogue between the various archaeologists and members of the Xwisten Band of the St’at’imc Nation who, together, have a vested interest in the accurate portrayal and preservation of the past.
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This Resource is Part of the Following Collections
- The Housepit 54 Project at Bridge River, British Columbia: Archaeological Perspectives on Demography, Cultural Inheritance, and Household History •
- Society for American Archaeology 80th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA (2015)
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Continuity and Change Between Late Prehistoric and Early Historic Periods: Visually Reconstructing Two Successive Occupations of Housepit 54 at the Bridge River Village Site, Mid-Fraser Region, British Columbia, Canada. Eric Carlson. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 395795)
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