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Northern Coast Salish Marine Resource Management

  • Author / Creator
    Caldwell, Megan Elizabeth
  • This dissertation explores the traditional marine management systems of the Northern Coast Salish in British Columbia, Canada. Combining traditional knowledge with archaeological data, this dissertation seeks to understand the long-term history of ancestral Northern Coast Salish marine resource use and management. The substantive chapters present, respectively: a review of traditional marine management systems of the Northwest Coast; a typology of intertidal marine management features in Northern Coast Salish territory; and, an evaluation of ancestral Northern Coast Salish marine resource management by integrating data from intertidal features and zooarchaeological remains using a series of nested analytical scales. Overall, this dissertation shows that the ancestral Northern Coast Salish had an expansive, integrated system of marine management that allowed for sustained use of a key suite of taxa over several millennia.

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  • Graduation date
    2015-11
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Doctor of Philosophy
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3222RJ1P
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Doctoral
  • Department
    • Department of Anthropology
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Losey, Robert (Anthropology)
    • Lepofsky, Dana (Archaeology, Simon Fraser University)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Ives, Jack (Anthropology)
    • Blake, Michael (Anthropology, University of British Columbia)
    • Willoughby, Pamela (Anthropology)
    • Haagsma, Margriet (History & Classics)