Beyond House Floors: The Logistics of Northwest Coast Plank-house Villages
Author(s): Terence Clark
Household archaeology has a long and fruitful history in Northwest Coast archaeology. Excavation at numerous sites has provided detailed data on living surfaces and activity areas, but the greater dynamics of household and village organization remain elusive. This paper looks at important, but neglected functional constraints of plank-house villages, namely the need for firewood, potable water, and disposal of waste. These factors, which almost certainly informed on the construction and maintenance of villages while also acting as potential drains on their social cohesion, structured the archaeological record being studied.
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Beyond House Floors: The Logistics of Northwest Coast Plank-house Villages. Terence Clark. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 429230)
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