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Heiltsuk and Wuikinuxv rock art: applying DStretch to reveal a layered landscape, a case study on the Central Coast, British Columbia, Canada

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dc.contributor.author Skala, Aurora Anne
dc.date.accessioned 2015-08-17T15:08:21Z
dc.date.available 2015-08-17T15:08:21Z
dc.date.copyright 2015 en_US
dc.date.issued 2015-08-17
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/6455
dc.description.abstract This archaeological community-engaged research focuses on locating, recording, photographing, and classifying, rock art (pictographs and petroglyphs) designs within Heiltsuk and Wuikinuxv Nations’ territories. The two areas are on the Central Coast of British Columbia, Canada: River’s Inlet/Owikeno Lake (Wuikinuxv Territory, near Oweekeno village), and Roscoe Inlet (Heiltsuk Territory, near Bella Bella). By listening to stories and visiting rock art locations its deep history and significance can begin to be comprehended. Throughout this research 58 rock art sites were visited and over 900 designs were categorized into nine types. Within this context I consider the feasibility and benefits of digital contrast adjustment of photographs using DStretch, a plugin created for ImageJ, that renders visible faint traces of pigment which can not be seen with the naked eye. Additionally, the potential of underwater archaeology (scuba diving) for the discovery and recording of rock art sites is explored. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.subject Heiltsuk en_US
dc.subject Wuikinuxv en_US
dc.subject First Nation en_US
dc.subject Indigenous en_US
dc.subject Bella Bella en_US
dc.subject Rivers Inlet en_US
dc.subject British Columbia en_US
dc.subject Canada en_US
dc.subject Rock Art en_US
dc.subject Underwater Archaeology en_US
dc.subject Scuba Diving en_US
dc.subject Archaeology en_US
dc.subject DStretch en_US
dc.subject Pictograph en_US
dc.subject Petroglyph en_US
dc.title Heiltsuk and Wuikinuxv rock art: applying DStretch to reveal a layered landscape, a case study on the Central Coast, British Columbia, Canada en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor McLaren, Duncan Stewart
dc.contributor.supervisor Nowell, April
dc.degree.department Department of Anthropology en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US
dc.description.proquestcode 0324 en_US


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