|Hafting stone tools|
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|Hafting stone tools|
Bob likes beer. After a day in the field,
or the lab, or the classroom, Bob likes
a beer. His favorite is Dead Guy Ale.
|Plans and Profiles #11. Bob Muckle, Japanese Logging Camps in British Columbia|
|Fireplace in the forest. In the 1940s workers were |
apparently instructed to destroy all buildings in the valley,
and almost all were completely demolished and burned.
A worker left this fireplace intact though. It was rather
strange to walk through the forest and come across this.
Not quite like Stephens and Catherwood coming across
Mayan ruins in the Yucatan, exciting nevertheless.
|Sawblade in logging camp. Not surprisingly, we sometimes|
find logging related artifacts in the logging camps. The context
and warping of the blade indicates this one was probably in a
camp workshop that burned.
|Study Area (click to enlarge)|
Visiting a logging camp. 2012 students visiting a previously
excavated Japanese logging camp last occupied about 80
years ago. The entire camp burned. The wooden planks are
likely the floorboards of a mess hall. Photo by Mark Galvani.
|Logging camp garden. This area is presumed to be garden|
for a Japanese camp occupied from about 1918 to perhaps
as recently as 1942.
Work boot. Almost all artifacts at the logging camps are
subsurface but we occasionally find something above the
ground surface, including this workboot. Workboots
often show signs of substantial repair, and preserve well.
|At one site logging camp we get quite a few visitors, stopping|
by on their hikes or rides through the forest. Consequently,
we put signs around. We can tell that people often walk
around on weekends, but nothing has ever been disturbed.
|Working in the lab. We have cataloged about |
2,000 artifacts over the years, including many
bottles, cans, ceramics, and personal items
such as toothbrushes, costume jewelry, clocks,
and items related to clothing like garters, clasps,
buttons, and boots. I walk around and point
at things while the students do the real work.
|Rock feature at 1920 Japanese camp. This may be a small|
shrine. Excavation revealed horizontal planks within the rock
walls, near the top. Besides nails, the only artifacts in and
around the feature were fragments of green curved glass and
twisted wire, which I interpret as remnants of a lantern. The
feature is on the edge of the site, beside a creek.
|Excavating in hail. Muckle's crew work in all kinds of weather, including hail. If you aren't willing to work in inclement weather in BC, you probably aren't going to work much. These excavation units are at a cabin where a Japanese logger probably lived with his wife.|
|Dominic Lacroix visiting the |
multi-component site of
Stock Cove, eastern Newfoundland
(photo by John Erwin 2010)
|Plans and Profiles #10. Dominic Lacroix, Maritime Archaic Indians in Newfoundland|
A variety of objects dating to the Archaic period from
various regions of the island. (photo by Dominic Lacroix 2013)
Interactive 360 degree panorama showing the major
landscape features surrounding the site of
Stock Cove in eastern Newfoundland.
(panorama by Dominic Lacroix 2010)
Circular panorama showing the major landscape features surrounding the site of Stock Cove in eastern Newfoundland. This is a 2D image of the interactive Quicktime panorama above. Click to Enlarge. (panorama by Dominic Lacroix 2010)
|Dramatic changes in landscapes due to sea-level change. This is Atlantic Canada around 8000 years ago, roughly the age of the oldest Archaic sites in Labrador. PEI is part of the mainland, the Magdalen Islands are quite large, and areas of the offshore banks are dry land. Newfoundland’s west coast is highly indented, with other important changes at a more local scale. (image by Dominic Lacroix 2012)|
|Dominic conducting a ground-penetrating radar survey at the |
site of Point Riche, northwestern Newfoundland.
(photo by Rob Anstey 2010)
Dominic, in company of Dominique Lavers at Point Riche,
(Port au Choix Archaeology Project Photo 2010)
Dominic recording an Inuit sodhouse’s architecture in 3D at
the site of Guukbuuq, Northwest Territories.
(photo by Charles Arnold 2007)
|Plans and Profiles #9. Todd Kristensen, Birds in Beothuk Beliefs|
|Cape St. Mary's |
|Beothuk Pendant bone pendant drawings and the birds and bird parts that they resemble.|
|Archaeologists ponder diet|
|Dawn at L'Anse aux Meadows|
|Detail of Beothuk Burial scene |
painted by Rae Braden, 2012.
Pendants are being placed next
to an ochre covered skeleton.
|Cape St. Mary's Ecological Preserve|
|Todd, Nature. Nature, Todd.|
|Depiction of a Beothuk Burial Scene (painted by Rae Braden 2012)|
|Scott Neilsen strapping gear into |
a canoe (Photo by Todd Kristensen)
|Plans and Profiles #8. Scott Neilsen, Aboriginal History at Lake Ashuanipi, Labrador|
|Ferguson Bay, north end of Lake Ashuanipi, Labrador.|
|Lake Ashuanipi, Labrador, FeDn-01. Late period biface tip, made out of Labrador Trough chert.|
Lake Ashuanipi, Labrador, FeDn-01. Showing excavation
profile. Note buried paleosol in profile, and hold down rocks
for canvas tent at surface.
|Ashuanipi Travel Routes. Map showing location of Archaeology Beyond the horizon Study Area, with travel routes. (image created by Edmund Montague)|
Lake Ashuanipi, Labrador, FeDn-01. Excavation complete.
Note multiple components visible, i.e. tent hold-down stones
at original surface as well as hearthstones in profile and
at base of excavation. (photo by Todd Kristensen)
Lake Ashuanipi, Labrador. FeDn-01. 19th century HBC trade knife (?), in situ.
|Lake Ashuanipi, Labrador. Baking Innu bread in |
the beach sand. Note colouring of heated sand.
Menihek Lake, Labrador, GaDq-2. Large chunk of Labrador Trough chert.
Lake Ashuanipi, Labrador, FeDn-01. Test pit,
with two components visible in profile.
Can lid near surface and FCR near base.
Also note buried paleosol.
Lake Ashuanipi, Labrador, FeDn-01. 19th century aeolian pipe, in situ. (photo by Todd Kristensen)
|Menihek Lake, Labrador. Medicine ball sized boulder |
of chert along the Shore of McPhadyen River.
|Lake Ashuanipi, Labrador. Matt Beaudoin and I (right) loading canoe at FeDn-01 (I miss that hat…it had dragons on it!). (photo by Toss Kristensen)|
|Portage trail (FcDm-06) between south tip of Kapitagas Channel and Riviere aux Esquimaux. Part of historic travel route between Sept Iles, Quebec and Lake Ashuanipi, Labrador.|