AMEC E&I Archaeological Investigation Results: DhRr-74 "Kikayt Village Site"

Author(s): Sarah K Smith

Year: 2015


Summary of results of archaeological investigations conducted by AMEC Environment & Infrastructre within the Kikayt village site (DhRr-74) located on the southern bank of the Fraser River in Surrey, British Coulumbia, Canada. 

The Kikayt site is identified in the ethnigraphies of Hill-Tout as a Kwantlen First Nation fishing village, reportedly abandoned by 1858-1859 when the then capitol, New Westminster, was founded accross the river. The site was established as an Indian Reserve for the Musqueam (IR#1) and Langley (IR#8) bands in 1879. The IR status was removed from the land by the Department of Indian Affairs and the property was sold in the 1960s to become the modern foreshore industrial park.  

Recovered artifacts include pre-contact lithic artifacts, faunal remains, and both proto-historic (traditionally modified historic materials) and historic items. The diverse assemblage of historic artifacts identified at DhRr-74 primarily represent domestic activities dating to between 1890 and 1920.

Cite this Record

AMEC E&I Archaeological Investigation Results: DhRr-74 "Kikayt Village Site". Sarah K Smith. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 434031)


Temporal Keywords
pre-contact - 1920

Spatial Coverage

min long: -141.003; min lat: 41.684 ; max long: -52.617; max lat: 83.113 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 397