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Early Human Occupation in British Columbia

This book represents the archeological evidence for the first 5,500 years of prehistory in British Columbia, from about 10,500 to 5,000 years ago. As this period is poorly known, even to specialists, Early Human Occupation in British Columbia is a vital contribution to current knowledge about an enigmatic time in a critically important area of western North America.

268 pages

Table of Contents



1 Introduction to Early Human Occupation in British Columbia The Fluted Point and Plano Traditions

2 The Prehistory of Charlie Lake Cave

3 The Significance of the Fauna from the Charlie Lake Cave Site

4 Paleoindian Sites in the Vicinity of Pink Mountain The Intermontane Stemmed Point Tradition

5 Early Human Presence in Banff National Park

6 Early Post-Glacial Habitation of the Upper Columbia Region The Pebble Tool Tradition

7 The Pasika Complex Revisited

8 Early Period Components at the Milliken Site

9 Early Namu

10 The Early Namu Archaeofauna

11 The Old Cordilleran Component at the Glenrose Cannery Site The Microblade Tradition

12 Early Maritime Culture Complexes of the Northern Northwest Coast

13 Early Period Archaeology in Gwaii Haanas: Results of the 1993 Field Program

14 Comparative Analysis of Microblade Cores from Haida Gwaii

15 The Early Prehistoric Occupation of Kitselas Canyon

16 The Namu Obsidian Industry Transitional Cultures

17 The Early Prehistory of the Mid Fraser-Thompson River Area

18 Coquitlam Lake: An Early Lithic Component in the Lower Mainland

19 Early Surface Collections from the Alberni Valley Epilogue

20 The Later Prehistory of British Columbia



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