Haida Gwaii: Human History and Environment from the Time of Loon to the Time of the Iron People (Pacific Rim Archaeology)

Haida Gwaii: Human History and Environment from the Time of Loon to the Time of the Iron People (Pacific Rim Archaeology)

By: Daryl W. Fedje (editor), Rolf Mathewes (editor)Hardback

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Over the last ten years there has been intensive field research in archaeology and paleo-geography in Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands), primarily by federal agencies such as Parks Canada, but also by consultants and other independent researchers. Members of the Haida Nation have participated directly in this field work. Haida Gwaii presents the results of this research and carefully integrates these results with earlier archaeological, ethnohistorical, and paleo-environmental work in the region. The book presents as complete a picture as possible of past environments and culture on Haida Gwaii from the late glacial through the prehistoric and protohistoric periods preceding the period of direct European contact. While this is a scientific text, Haida traditional history is covered to a limited extent through the inclusion of a previously unpublished Haida origin myth. The collection makes a significant contribution to understanding the natural history of Haida Gwaii, from new data on ice retreat, shoreline and sea level change, faunal communities, and culture history, to broader inferences made from these data regarding the late glacial and early post-glacial history of the entire coast.Haida Gwaii will be of interest to scholars and students in archaeology and anthropology, and those with an interest in the environmental and cultural history of Haida Gwaii.

About Author

Daryl W. Fedje is an archaeologist with Parks Canada in Victoria, British Columbia. Rolf W. Mathewes is Professor of Biological Sciences at Simon Fraser University.


Illustrations Foreword by Guujaaw Foreword by Knut Fladmark Preface and Acknowledgments / Daryl W. Fedje and Rolf W. Mathewes A Note on Radiocarbon Dating Part 1: Paleoenvironmental History 1 Late Quaternary Geology of Haida Gwaii and Surrounding Marine Areas / J. Vaughn Barrie, Kim W. Conway, Heiner Josenhans, John J. Clague, Rolf W. Mathewes, and Daryl W. Fedje 2 Hecate Strait Paleoshorelines / Daryl W. Fedje, Heiner Josenhans, John J. Clague, J. Vaughn Barrie, David J. Archer, and John R. Southon 3 Terrestrial Paleoecology of Haida Gwaii and the Continental Shelf: Vegetation, Climate, and Plant Resources of the Coastal Migration Route / Terri Lacourse and Rolf W. Mathewes 4 Vegetation History of Anthony Island, Haida Gwaii, and Its Relationship to Climate Change and Human Settlement / Richard J. Hebda, Marlow G. Pellatt, Rolf W. Mathewes, Daryl W. Fedje, and Steven Acheson 5 The Evolution of Endemic Species in Haida Gwaii / Tom Reimchen and Ashley Byun 6 History of the Vertebrate Fauna in Haida Gwaii / Rebecca J. Wigen Part 2: Haida Traditional History 7 Tllsda Xaaydas K'aaygang.nga: Long, Long Ago Haida Ancient Stories / Kii7iljuus (Barbara J. Wilson) and Heather Harris 8 Taadl, Nang Kilslaas, and Haida / Nang Kiing.aay7uuans (James Young) Part 3: Haida History through Archaeological Research 9 Overview of Cultural History / Daryl W. Fedje and Quentin Mackie 10 Millennial Tides and Shifting Shores: Archaeology on a Dynamic Landscape / Daryl W. Fedje, Tina Christensen, Heiner Josenhans, Joanne B. McSporran, and Jennifer Harding 11 Kilgii Gwaay: An Early Maritime Site in the South of Haida Gwaii / Daryl W. Fedje, Alexander P. Mackie, Rebecca J. Wigen, Quentin Mackie, and Cynthia Lake 12 Test Excavations at Raised Beach Sites in Southern Haida Gwaii and Their Significance to Northwest Coast Archaeology / Daryl W. Fedje, Martin P. Magne, and Tina Christensen 13 Raised Beach Archaeology in Northern Haida Gwaii: Preliminary Results from the Cohoe Creek Site / Tina Christensen and Jim Stafford 14 The Graham Tradition / Quentin Mackie and Steven Acheson 15 Gwaii Haanas Settlement Archaeology / Steven Acheson 16 Shoreline Settlement Patterns in Gwaii Haanas during the Early and Late Holocene / Alexander P. Mackie and Ian D. Sumpter Conclusion: Synthesis of Environmental and Archaeological Data / Daryl W. Fedje and Rolf W. Mathewes References Notes on Contributors Index

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  • ISBN13: 9780774809214
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 448
  • ID: 9780774809214
  • weight: 760
  • ISBN10: 0774809213

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