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Mortuary Archaeology, Burial Practices, and defining the Prehistoric Funerary Landscape on the Sunshine Coast, British Columbia

Author(s): Derek O’Neill

Year: 2017

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The ancestral burial practices among the peoples of the northwest coast of British Columbia have been well studied and documented by academics, heritage resource management professionals, and the First Nation Communities. Recent systematic surveys from archaeological impact assessments within the Sunshine Coast have yielded previously unidentified funerary archaeological features including various funerary petroforms atypical to this region. My aim is to revisit and define the types of archaeological features associated with burials and funerary rites that occur within the Sunshine Coast. Using existing research and examining the results from recent studies involving mortuary archaeology features on the Sunshine Coast, and northwest coast, I aim to explore and redefine what comprises the prehistoric funerary landscape.


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Mortuary Archaeology, Burial Practices, and defining the Prehistoric Funerary Landscape on the Sunshine Coast, British Columbia. Derek O’Neill. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 430606)


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

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Abstract Id(s): 17120

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