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.
Roy L. Carlson is a founding member of the Department of Archaeology at Simon Fraser University and the author of many publications on Northwest Coast archaeology. Luke Dalla Bona is a cultural heritage research scientist with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources in Thunder Bay.
Preface Prologue 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 References Index