A description and analysis of cranial material from the Gulf of Georgia region




Anderson, Kathryn Ethel

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The investigation undertaken in this paper consists of a description and analysis of cranial material from several recently-excavated sites in the Gulf of Georgia region. Archaeological analyses of these sites have suggested that the various components represent three distinct culture types -- Locarno Beach, Marpole, and Developed Coast Salish -- occupying the Gulf area sequentially over the past 300 years (Borden 1950; Carlson 1960; Mitchell 1968; Willey 1966), and the investigation's major objective has been to determine whether or not the populations associated with these distinct cultures differed significantly from one another in their physical characteristics.


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physical anthropology, Locarno Beach, Marpole, Coast Salish