People of the Middle Fraser Canyon

An Archaeological History

Anna Marie Prentiss and Ian Kuijt

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  • Published: February 2013
  • Subject Listing: Archaeology
  • Bibliographic information: 256 pp., 40 photos, 25 drawings, 15 maps, notes, bibliog., index, 6.5 x 9.5 in.
  • Territorial rights: U.S. rights only
  • Distributed for: UBC Press
  • Contents

The Middle Fraser Canyon contains some of the most important archaeological sites in British Columbia, including the remains of ancient villages that supported hundreds, if not thousands, of people. How and why did these villages come into being? Why were they abandoned? In search of answers to these questions, Prentiss and Kuijt take readers on a voyage of discovery into the ancient history of the St’át’imc, or Upper Lillooet, a people whose struggles and successes are brought to vivid life through photographs, artistic and fictionalized reconstructions of life in the villages, and discussions of evidence from archaeological surveys and excavations.

Anna Marie Prentiss is professor of anthropology at the University of Montana. Ian Kuijt is professor of anthropology at the University of Notre Dame.