This study explores wetland resource use at DhRp-52 to develop a better understanding of the inhabitants’ interactions with their wetland environment. A feature analysis of selected feature contents using multiple sources of evidence (i.e., archaeobotany, charcoal analysis, and zooarchaeology) was employed to (a) taxonomically identify seed, bone, and charcoal as indicators of wetland resource use, and (b) assess feature function in relation to resource use. This provides a means to evaluate the suitability of feature analyses for future use at archaeological sites in the region, particularly in wetland contexts. The results of the feature analysis contribute to a more general discussion of regional hunter-gatherer interactions with wetland ecosystems. While many aspects of human landscapes and resource use in the Northwest Coast have been extensively discussed, wetlands have seldom been considered as a specific environmental zone. This study helps to broaden that discussion by presenting new data on the topic, by demonstrating the utility of a feature analysis-based approach, and highlighting the archaeological and ethnographic importance of regional wetlands and their use.
Martin P. R. Magne and Michael A. Klassen. “A Possible Fluteplayer Pictograph Site Near Exshaw, Alberta”, , Volume 26, Number 1, published by the Canadian Archaeological Association, 2002, pages 1–24. (subscription access).
Essays On Archaeological Typology
Globally, chert is the most common rock material found in archaeological contexts. Its prevalence on the Earth’s surface in Quaternary deposits and relative abundance in archaeological contexts indicate that it was an important resource material for ancient populations and, as such, can provide information about toolstone exploitation in prehistory. The results of this research suggest a local origin for the chert artefacts recovered from ST 109 at the Keatley Creek site (EeRl-7) in the mid-Fraser region of south-central British Columbia, but also to a remote origin for the toolstone deposits found within the study area. Elemental characterization suggests that although the chert deposits in the study area are geographically separate, they are likely derived from a larger parent chert source, redeposited in the mid-Fraser region by glacial activity prior to human occupation of the area. This thesis also demonstrates through the application of the Keatley Creek Lithic Typology that the visible properties of colour and texture are not a reliable means for discerning the provenance of chert artefacts.
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[This is a perfect example of Kuhn's (1970) model of the way in which science progresses from one paradigm to another, and of the tendency for some scientists who are deeply involved with an established paradigm to resist, often in spite of considerable evidence, any major changes in the old familiar models with which they have been working for years.]Gerow's model evolved from the archaeological findings at University Village (CA-SMA-77), along the southern shores of the San Francisco Bay.
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Most archaeologists currently appear to make use of those parts of the system which suit their needs, doing their best to ignore the inherent contradictions and weaknesses which underlie the entire construct.Fredrickson (1973:22-25), in discussing the possible reasons for this, cites Rowe (1962), who states:
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Archaeologists are increasingly aware that their discipline affects living people, including the descendant communities on whose lands we work and heritage we explore. This trend has created a rise in engaged archaeological practices, including community-based, collaborative, and indigenous archaeologies. This thesis addresses the topic of community engagement by assessing how, to what extent, and to what ends archaeologists and descendant communities are working together in British Columbia. To examine these questions I first describe literature and theory on community engagement within and outside of archaeology, including past attempts to measure or evaluate community engagement. I use this to frame a set of attributes that characterize effective elements of community engagement. I then use these attributes to assess individual British Columbia archaeology projects, through interviews with British Columbia archaeologists and a sample of the British Columbia archaeology reports. My results indicate that British Columbia archaeologists recognize the importance of community engagement and attempt to implement strategies of engagement in their projects. Moreover, my results indicate that meaningful community engagement includes the opportunity for partnership, involvement, and long-lasting relationships.