The Middle Fraser Canyon contains some of the most important archaeological sites in British Columbia, including the remains of ancient villages that supported hundreds, if not thousands, of people. How and why did these villages come into being? Why were they abandoned? In search of answers to these questions, Prentiss and Kuijt take readers on a voyage of discovery into the ancient history of the St'at'imc, or Upper Lillooet, a people whose struggles and successes are brought to vivid life through photographs, artistic and fictionalized reconstructions of life in the villages, and discussions of evidence from archaeological surveys and excavations.
Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 500 g
Dimensions: 241 x 165 x 18 mm
A wonderful introduction to archaeology and archaeological techniques...Recommended. * CHOICE, Vol. 50 No. 5 *
This fine book presents the most recent data about an important set of archaeological sites in British Columbia, exploring both the fascinating history of a people and the scientific process of investigating that ancient past. It does this with great clarity, which makes it a pleasure to read.-- Kenneth Ames, Department of Anthropology, Portland University
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