Gore Creek Site

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ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE
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Culture(s) (?)
Temporal Period(s) Pre-Nesikep Period to Early Nesikep Period

Summary Details

Borden Number: EeQw-48
Location: Near Pritchard, British Columbia, Canada (Approx. 50° 41' 53" N, 119° 48' 58" W)
Period: Pre-Nesikep Period (ca. 8400 BP - Below Mazama Tephra); Early Nesikep Period (7500-6000 BP)
Date Range: circa 6200 BC to 6000 BC

Significance

  • Isolated human “burial” radiocarbon dated, earliest known human remains on the Northern Plateau.
  • Stable carbon isotope analysis indicates diet with only 8-10% marine protein, suggesting terrestrially-focused subsistence.

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