Marpole: Anthropological Reconstructions of a Prehistoric Northwest Coast Culture Type


David V. Burley
Department of Archaeology, Simon Fraser University


Archaeology, Pacific Northwest;, Northwest Coast, Strait of Georgia, Salish Sea, Lower Mainland, Vancouver First Nations, Musqueam, Marpole, Prehistoric, Fraser Delta sequence


The following work formed the main text for my [David V. Burley] Doctoral dissertation in Archaeology at Simon Fraser University. Although several modifications have been made for publication, the context remains basically the same. Descriptive reports for the Marpole and False Narrows sites which have been appended to the original dissertation are not reproduced. They will, however, eventually be published as separate studies and hopefully add to the growing body of archaeological data within the Gulf of Georgia region.


  • Frontmatter
  • Complete Book
  • Table of Contents
  • List of Tables
  • List of Figures
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • The Region
    A Geographical Sketch
  • Methodological Problems of Archaeological Research on the Northwest Coast
  • Historical Development of the Marpole Phase
  • The Marpole Culture Type
    Current Knowledge
  • Temporal Articulation
  • Marpole Spatial Boundaries
  • Marpole Interassemblage Variability
  • Synchronic Models
  • Marpole and its Importance in the Development of the Northwest Coast Pattern withing the Gulf of Georgia
  • Bibliography
  • Backmatter


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September 5, 2017

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