Click on the picture above to see a short video of an archaeologist working with Nenan Dane-zaa elders and youth, near Fort St. John. It’s a nice example of some community archaeology by an unidentified archaeologist who appears to go by the name “Frank”.
Of course the weather in Northeastern B.C. is not always so sunny and warm, and yet (as we discussed a few weeks ago) archaeology continues or even accelerates in the winter months.
The very short video above effectively gets across the flavour and unique sensorium of the power concrete saw in frozen terrain. Click on the image below for a nice panorama of some typical working conditions, including someone wielding a shovel – apparently you have to work your way up to the power equipment, or bribe the kapo, perhaps. I hear the rations are good and the minimum one year sentence passes quickly, especially if a lifer takes you under the wing.
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