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Author(s): Gary Coupland

Year: 2017

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The practice of household archaeology has a long history in the Prince Rupert area, owing in large part to the remarkable preservation of sites in the region including the existence of house depression features on the ground surface of many village sites. Approaches to investigating these house features have shifted over the years as new theoretical paradigms have arisen to replace older ones. Issues of chronology and culture history dominated early investigations, but more recently questions pertaining to social history have come to the fore. This paper reviews the use of household archaeology in the Prince Rupert area from its beginnings to the present and argues that the continued investigation of households is essential to understanding aboriginal social history in the region.

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A HISTORY OF HOUSEHOLD ARCHAEOLOGY AT PRINCE RUPERT HARBOUR. Gary Coupland. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 430236)


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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): 15460

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