Well, my ten days in town between projects turned out to be more like a few days in town, after I complacently relaxed for a couple of days then caught a horrible summertime flu, getting back healthy just in time to spend a few days running around madly to help prepare for the UVIC fieldschool. *phew*
So the blog will stay on hiatus for a another four weeks after which time I hope to have no excuses! Sara Perry will once again kindly stomp out spam, when not stamping out misconceptions via her summer field work at Çatalhöyük
By the way, if you live on Pender Island or Saturna Island, I will be giving public lectures there on the evenings of July 30th and 31st respectively. Look out for posters and I will try to make an announcement even though I’ll be on an island with limited presence on the grid.
Is the Kilgii site on Kungit Island, west side? This is a very very rich area for marine resources. I think halibut was the most available foodstuff, year round, by volume, in fact perhaps the majority of the halibut quota today is taken still around this area, check with IPHC. Halibut bones do not preserve in the arch sites? Actually the bones were eaten too, boiled they go to mush and were considered very desireable, according to Solomon Wilson. Also stomach eaten, as was skin (smoked). I wrote a “Haida Fish” ms with him, it remains not quite finished but with the support of the Haida community, I want to get it out someday. Black cod also taken off west coast, very very deep, kelp lines were used, which often broke. This oil very very valuable, for trade too.
for a look-see at UVic’s fieldschool project from a times colonist reporter’s perspective:
It’s been a month, qmackie. Are you back yet? I miss your blog posts.