While doing the Anthro 449 site, I’m finding a lot of pictures I haven’t seen lately, so I might as well post some of them here. This one shows Duncan digging at Kilgii Gwaay (map) in 2002. This was an unusual project, working in the intertidal zone between tidal windows — so about 6 hours per day of frenzied activity (read: poor napping) until the unit flooded again. In this instance, the unit was 4 foot by 4 foot to accomodate the dimensions of plywood shoring. There wasn’t a lot down in this unit, at least not archaeologically, but we do have a huge sample of woody bits from the organic deposits at the bottom. In essence, the unit was placed on the edge of an ancient pond that formed post-glacially and then lived a quiet life in the anonymous southern forests of Haida Gwaii – only to be rudely interrupted around 9450 14C years ago by rising sea levels, which made it attractive for a brief window of human occupation. So – from a small pond in the forest, to a busy camp site, to a beach, all in a span of about 50 years. And now, with falling sea levels, back to a beach. The archaeological site is eroding somewhat, but nonetheless there are patches of intact shell midden and as it shows here, a large amount of terrestrial freshwater-saturated pond splooges under this beach.
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