People of the Middle Fraser Canyon: An Archaeological History

People of the Middle Fraser Canyon: An Archaeological History

by Anna Marie Prentiss

ISBN-10: 0774821698
ISBN-13: 9780774821698
Publisher: UBC Press
Edition: - 2013

Book Description
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, Prentiss and Kuijt take readers on a voyage of discovery into the ancient history of the St’át’imc, or Upper Lillooet, a people whose struggles and successes are brought to vivid life through photographs, artistic and fictionalized reconstructions of life in the villages, and discussions of evidence from archaeological surveys and excavations.