The Pithouses of Keatley Creek: Complex Hunter-Gatherers of the Northwest Plateau, Second Edition


Brian Hayden
Simon Fraser University


Archaeology, British Columbia Plateau, Mid-Fraser region, Keatley Creek, Household archaeology, Pithouse, Architectural features, Complex hunter/gatherers


Keatley Creek is a world heritage quality site with unusually large housepits, good preservation, clear architectural features and evidence for complex socioeconomic organization. Work done here has been at the center of theoretical and methodological advances in archaeological studies of complex hunter/gatherers. The Pithouses of Keatley Creek was originally published by Harcourt Brace and Company in 1997. This second edition was re-published by SFU Arch Press in September, 2005.


  • Frontmatter
  • Complete Book
  • Preface
  • Contents
  • I Complex Hunter-Gatherers and the Keatley Creek Site
  • 2 The Coyote People
  • 3 Plans and Processes
  • 4 What the Features Revealed
  • 5 What the Stones Had to Say
  • 6 What the Plants Had to Say
  • 7 What the Bones Had to Say
  • 8 Big Man, Little Man, Beggar Man, Feast
  • 9 Turning of the Sun at Coyote's Great House
  • References
  • Credits
  • Index


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April 24, 2017