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Exploring Coast Salish Prehistory [Paperback]

Julie K. Stein
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Jan. 1 2000 Burke Museum Monograph (Book 8)
Every year thousands of people visit the San Juan Islands off the coast of Washington State. With a copy of Exploring Coast Salish Prehistory in hand, they will enjoy an introduction both to archaeology in general and to sites within San Juan Island National Historic Park.

The Coast Salish people inhabited the San Juans for 5,000 years. One important site on San Juan Island, Cattle Point, was a summer camp where residents engaged in fishing and shellfish harvesting. Native peoples' recollections of activities there have been confirmed by physical evidence in the form of shell middens, fish bones, and other artifacts.

Another San Juan site, English Camp, was a winter village site for 2,000 years. Structural remains provide insight into how people's lives and activities changed over time. Tools found at the site have allowed archaeologists to deduce that early residents ate camas bulbs and other plants, engaged in woodworking, weaving, fishing, and carving, and manufactured and used stone tools.

Stein's discussions of the sites and archaeological practices are enhanced by numerous illustrations. Clear photos of different types of artifacts, topographical maps, and other images help the reader to understand how people lived in the San Juans thousands of years ago.

Julie K. Stein is a curator of archaeology at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture; professor of anthropology; and divisional dean of computing, facilities, and research in the College of Arts and Sciences -- all at the University of Washington.



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3.0 out of 5 stars Full of knowledge Oct. 23 2002
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This book was chock full 'o information, but at times was a little hard to read. At the same time, it provided me the information I was looking for, and provided me insight of the natural hitory of the area.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Exploring Coast Salish Prehistory. The Archaeology of San Juan Island March 14 2012
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I ordered this book because I remembered the San Juan Islands as a berry picking place for some of our Native Americans and others. The archaeological digs certainly give a different viewpoint of a place that was once occupied by Native Americans and their past activities and livelihood.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Full of knowledge Oct. 23 2002
By C. Allan - Published on Amazon.com
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This book was chock full 'o information, but at times was a little hard to read. At the same time, it provided me the information I was looking for, and provided me insight of the natural hitory of the area.
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