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Prehistoric houses on the Northwest Coast were built from wood, often within piles of discarded shells, leaving little archaeological evidence from which to confirm their presence. Is It a House? uses multiple lines of evidence to investigate whether the U-shaped depression surrounded by shells at the English Camp site on San Juan Island was originally a house constructed by native peoples. Each chapter addresses a different kind of evidence, including artifacts, sediment, faunal remains, and stratigraphy. The quantitative and qualitative analyses used to examine the evidence reveal new directions and insights for identifying houses in similar contexts. The editors introduce the research in the context of current and past Gulf of Georgia (Coast Salish) archaeology, and end by synthesizing the research evidence.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. 1. Introduction
  2. pp. 14-21
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  1. 2. The 1950 Excavation of OpD by Adan Treganza
  2. pp. 22-33
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  1. 3. Field Methods
  2. pp. 34-41
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  1. 4. Paleotopography and Stratigraphy
  2. pp. 42-57
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  1. 5. Sediment Analysis
  2. pp. 58-77
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  1. 6. A Chaîne Opératoire Analysis of the Flaking of Stone
  2. pp. 78-101
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  1. 7. Ground Stone Artifacts
  2. pp. 102-107
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  1. 8. Bone and Antler Tools
  2. pp. 108-115
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  1. 9. Faunal Analysis: Mammals
  2. pp. 116-129
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  1. 10. Faunal Analysis: Birds
  2. pp. 130-149
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  1. 11. Faunal Analysis: Shellfish
  2. pp. 150-163
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  1. 12. Faunal Analysis: Fish
  2. pp. 164-181
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  1. 13. Conclusion
  2. pp. 182-183
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780295804286
Related ISBN
9780295804286
MARC Record
OCLC
793740739
Pages
180
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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