A NEW METHODOLOGY FOR ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXCAVATION: MITIGATIVE EXCAVATION OF GBTO-13 AND GBTO-54,PRINCE RUPERT
Morley Eldridge, Millennia Research
The next ASBC Victoria public talk is by UVic’s own Morley Eldridge, who is also principal of well-known and well-respected archaeological consulting firm. Morley has been doing some exciting new methods of in-field digital recording, with application in Prince Rupert Harbour. It also seems there will be a show and tell of artifacts at this meeting. Further, I’ve been meaning to post on this and I will! Promise! But Morley et al are cutting in on my turf with a sweet new blog found here.
Anyway, I’ve seen some of this from Roger and Morley at the SAA in Hawaii and it was kick-ass.
The meeting is Tuesday October 15, 2013, 7:30 pm at the Pacific Forestry Centre, 506 West Burnside Road. Map. Free and open to the public.
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Posted in Archaeology, Cultural Resource Management, fieldwork, Northwest Coast, Shell Middens
Tagged Archaeological Society of BC, ASBC, cultural resource, digital archaeology, excavation methods, Millennia Research, Morley Eldridge, Prince Rupert, shell midden, Tsimshian
View from West up Waatch River Valley to Neah Bay; Vancouver Island in the distance. Source: Panoramio user Sam Beebe.
The Waatch River flows in a low valley that connects Neah Bay across the Olympic Peninsula to Makah Bay. When sea levels were higher, it would flood with sea water and turn Cape Flattery into an island. Interesting, then, to see that an old raised beach site has been found on the Waatch River at an elevation of about 13 metres above, and 2 km away from, the modern shoreline.
Posted in Archaeology, Northwest Coast, palaeontology, Shell Middens, Vancouver Island, Washington State
Tagged fossils, Makah, Olympic Peninsula, sea level change, shell midden, Vancouver Island, Waatch River, Washington State