The Maccallum Site: A Mid Holocene 'Pasika' Settlement in the Central Fraser Valley
Type de publication:Conference Paper
Résumé (en anglais):
Our recent excavations of the Maccallum site revealed that in many respects it is similar to the South Yale site excavated by Charles Borden, over thirty years ago. Both sites are located in the upper Fraser Valley on ancient terraces, and most importantly, both have assemblages dominated by cobble tools (Borden's 'Pasika Phase'). The most reliable radiocarbon dates from South Yale and those from the Maccallum site firmly date the sites to the mid Holocene. Unlike South Yale, however, the Maccallum deposits are not mixed with later assemblages, and have relatively well preserved botanical and faunal remains, as well as a stratified midden and a small structure that was used for intensive food processing. The combination of these remains adds significantly to our understanding of how people lived in the Fraser Valley some 6000 years ago.