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People of the Middle Fraser Canyon free pdf The Middle Fraser Canyon contains some of the most important archaeological sites in British Columbia, including the remains of ancient villages that supported hundreds, if not thousands, of people. How and why did these villages come into being? Why were they abandoned? In search of answers to these questions, Anna Marie Prentiss and Ian Kuijt take readers on a voyage of discovery into the ancient history of the St'at'imc, or Upper Lillooet people, from eight thousand years ago to the present. Drawing on evidence from archaeological surveys and excavations and from the knowledge of St'at'imc people as acquired in interviews, they follow the human occupation of the region from the early peopling of the Interior to the emergence of the first villages. Explanations for the villages' establishment and collapse, they argue, lie in the evolution of food-gathering and -processing techniques, climate change, the development of social complexity, and the arrival of Europeans. Prentiss and Kuijt's wide-ranging vision of culture and ancient history in British Columbia is brought to vivid life through photographs, illustrations, artist renderings and fictionalised accounts of life in the villages, a glossary and pronunciation guide for the St'at'imc language, and sidebars on archaeological methods, theories, and debates.

About Anna Marie Prentiss

Anna Marie Prentiss is a professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Montana, USA. Ian Kuijt is a professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Notre Dame, USA.

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Author : Anna Marie Prentiss
Publisher : University of British Columbia Press
Data Published : 01 January 2013
ISBN : 0774821698
EAN : 9780774821698
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 256 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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