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A view from the shore: interpreting fish trap use in Comox Harbour through zooarchaeological analysis of fish remains from the Q'umu?xs Village site (DkSf-19), Comox Harbour, British Columbia

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dc.contributor.supervisor Monks, Gregory G. (Anthropology) en
dc.contributor.author Caldwell, Megan
dc.date.accessioned 2008-08-29T19:51:44Z
dc.date.available 2008-08-29T19:51:44Z
dc.date.issued 2008-08-29T19:51:44Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/3056
dc.description.abstract This thesis presents the results of recent sampling of the Q’umu?xs Village site (DkSf-19) at Comox Harbour, British Columbia. Bucket auger and column sampling was undertaken to ascertain resource use patterns associated with the unique abundance of wooden stake fish traps located in Comox Harbour through zooarchaeological analysis of fish remains. Fish remains were identified and quantified to trace changes in resource use and linked to the chronology of fish trap use. Incorporating the theoretical frameworks of human behavioural ecology (optimal foraging models), intensification, household archaeology, and the archaeology of complex hunter-gatherers, this thesis discusses the use of fish traps in Comox Harbour in relation to larger questions of Northwest Coast social and economic complexity, in particular the emphasis on herring seen in the fish remains. en
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject Northwest Coast en
dc.subject Archaeology en
dc.subject Q'umu?xs en
dc.subject K'omoks en
dc.subject Comox en
dc.subject Fish Trap en
dc.subject Zooarchaeology en
dc.subject Fish Remains en
dc.title A view from the shore: interpreting fish trap use in Comox Harbour through zooarchaeological analysis of fish remains from the Q'umu?xs Village site (DkSf-19), Comox Harbour, British Columbia en
dc.degree.discipline Anthropology en
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Milne, S. Brooke (Anthropology) Berkes, Fikret (Natural Resources Institute) en
dc.degree.level Master of Arts (M.A.) en
dc.description.note October 2008 en


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