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

Author(s): Megan Harris

Year: 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 variability of beads recovered from archaeological sites within Katzie territory. Using the Katzie territory as an example focuses on the idiosyncratic uses of beads and the role that they may have had for the Katzie people. The meaning of beads for particular groups of people is often overlooked in both large regional syntheses and myopic frequency examinations of individual archaeological sites.

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Ground Stone Disk Bead Distribution and Frequency in Katzie Territory, British Columbia. Megan Harris. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 428839)


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min long: -169.717; min lat: 42.553 ; max long: -122.607; max lat: 71.301 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 15044

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