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‘Nothing of significance here:’ Archeologists and Abalone.

I’ve had a thing for bilhaa (abalone) for some time. I grew up eating them and picking them when given the chance. Then I got asked to write an expert opinion in the early 2000s by David Robins (lawyer with Woodward & Company) when a fellow community member was charged with illegal harvest and possession […]

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Mapping Citeyats

In preparing my post on the waakyil patch Iain McKechnie reminded me of the outcomes of our mapping work. I include some of the images that project produced. But Iain also reminded me of how Teddy Gamble showed/taught him about wooms (devil’s club) after Teddy saw some of the bushes that were cut down before […]

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The archaeologist and the waakyil (currant) patch.

In 2008 I chartered a vessel for a pilot project exploring intertidal stone traps.  This was the gateway to a decade and a half archaeological adventure. My family was the crew in 2008 and we sailed from Vancouver to laxyuup Gitxxała in a 40 foot vessel.  We  worked our way through the territory one cove, […]

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