Event and Process in the Life of a Marpole-age Plankhouse at Dionisio Point
Type de publication:Conference Paper
Résumé (en anglais):
The archaeological record is a record of both significant events and (often redundant) processes. This paper considers the role of both of these phenomena in the cumulative record of household activities in a Marpole-age plankhouse at Dionisio Point on the southern B.C. coast. Radiocarbon dating, artifact caches, and material culture distributions are considered in constructing an appropriate conceptual approach to thinking about scales of time, the relationship between events, and modes of practice in the house and household. The objective of this approach is to see the house and household as process rather than reified institution.