Report of the Preliminary Excavations at Fort Defiance




Knox, John Robert

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During the summer of 1968, archaeological excavations were undertaken at site DhS11, located on the west coast of Vancouver Island, on Meares Island on Lemmens Inlet, the supposed site of the eighteenth century American blockhouse, Fort Defiance. The purpose of this report is to provide a record of these preliminary excavations, including a correlation and analysis of the data derived both archaeologically and historically concerning this site and the structure that once stood there.


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Site DhS11, Vancouver Island, B.C., Meares Island, B.C., blockhouse