ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA,
Archaeology of the Nimpkish River Valley, Northeastern Vancouver Island
Coast Interior Archaeology
TUESDAY FEB. 21, 2012, 7:30 pm
Pacific Forestry Centre,
506 West Burnside Road. (map)
Free and Open to the Public
This presentation will focus on work conducted by Coast Interior
Archaeology on behalf of the ‘Namgis Nation in the Nimpkish Valley and nearby areas of Northern Vancouver Island from 2004 to present. Based upon
archaeological and ethnographic evidence it is clear that traditions
associated with inland adaptations are strong in the Nimpkish Valley.
Topics and/or sites presented will include, but not be limited to: the
Nimpkish valley as travel corridor, Woss Lake to Tahsis Inlet overland trail
(present to 6400 years ago), Woss Lake Rockshelter (present to 6400 years
ago), Woss Lake camp site (3000 to 6400 years ago), Kokish Inland Hunting? Site (6400 -10,600 years ago), Port McNeill raised beach site (9500 years ago), Nimpkish Valley fire history, bark harvested and aboriginally logged forests.
Bio: Jim Stafford is the sole proprietor of archaeological consulting firm Coast Interior Archaeology, and has participated in archaeological and anthropological research in British Columbia since 1992, with a focus on coastal BC.