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- Changing Faunas and Human Activities on the Canadian Northwest Coast for the Past 6000 Years
Changing Faunas and Human Activities on the Canadian Northwest Coast for the Past 6000 Years
Past Research Project
Four prehistoric sites from Prince Rupert Harbour, British Columbia, were excavated by a multidisciplinary team funded by a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. This study, along with a study of faunas from Vancouver Island, compares changes in the composition and distribution of vertebrate species, the environment and human subsistence between northern and southern coastal British Columbia. Stewart analyzed and interpreted changes in the animal remains (mostly mammals and fish), in the context of environmental change and human activities.
Principal investigator: Kathy Stewart.