Marine Ventures - Archaeological Perspectives on Human-Sea Relations - Hein B. Bjerck

Marine Ventures - Archaeological Perspectives on Human-Sea Relations - Hein B. Bjerck

6. Hakai, a Late-glacial to Early Holocene Paleoshoreline ‘Sweet Spot’ on the West Coast of Canada

Marine Ventures - Archaeological Perspectives on Human-Sea Relations - Hein B. Bjerck

Daryl Fedje
University of Victoria and Tula Foundation
Duncan McLaren
University of Victoria and Hakai Beach Institute

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Archaeological and palaeoenvironmental investigations in the Hakai Passage region of the central Pacific coast of Canada have identified an area of relatively stable shorelines extending to at least 13,000 calendar years ago. The local sea level record for this ‘hinge area’ has been developed through integration of data from isolation basins, stratigraphic sections and archaeological sites. Preliminary archaeological work conducted on these paleoshorelines has established good evidence for maritime adaptation extending to at least 11,300 years ago.

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Fedje, Daryl; McLaren, Duncan. 6. Hakai, a Late-glacial to Early Holocene Paleoshoreline ‘Sweet Spot’ on the West Coast of Canada. Marine Ventures - Archaeological Perspectives on Human-Sea Relations. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 95-103 Nov 2016. ISBN 9781781791363. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=24556. Date accessed: 20 Jul 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.24556. Nov 2016

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