Earthworks of southern British Columbia
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AbstractEarthworks on the Northwest Coast have been an enigma to archaeologi s ts since they were first discovered in 1857. Extensive field research conducted by the author in the summer of 1968 casts additional light on previous records. Sixty-four reports of earthworks were collected and over thirty sites visited. Two earthworks - -D eRt 41 and DfSg 3- -were test-excavated. Where possible, sites were contour mapped and photographed. Carbon samples from DfSg 3 were submitted for Cl4 dating . Earthworks appear to have been frequent and widespread along the Straits of Georgia around the 13th century. The resemble each other in construction, setting, form and style. Apparently they were utilized in subsistence activities, not in warfare, as had been commonly conjectured.
Bibliography: p. 53-55.