Posts by kristine

Selecting Radiocarbon Samples Using NEW 3D Method!

Posted on Mar 27, 2014 in Prince Rupert Update, What's New

Selecting Radiocarbon Samples Using NEW 3D Method!

When it comes to radiocarbon sampling on large scale excavations, sometimes selecting which samples will be the most valuable to your research can be a time consuming and tedious task.  Using our 3D recording excavation methods, here’s how we were able to select radio carbon samples relative to their locations in and around hearths and other features. Video by Alyssa Parker,...

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2014 MILLENNIA RESEARCH CALENDER!!!

Posted on Jan 24, 2014 in What's New

2014 MILLENNIA RESEARCH CALENDER!!!

Our 2014 Millennia Research Calendar is now available!!  Click here to download the free PDF! *When you go to print the PDF version of the calender make sure your printer settings are set to COLOUR, DOUBLE SIDED and TABLET Featuring photos from our Prince Rupert Harbour Excavation, and the many other amazing projects we have had the privilege of working on in the last year! A big THANK YOU to Phoebe Ramsay for putting together the best Millennia Calendar...

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T-Shaped Mauls Part II

Posted on Dec 6, 2013 in Prince Rupert Update

T-Shaped Mauls Part II

The much anticipated second installment of the Millennia Blog’s T-Shaped Maul series is here! In our October 17th blog entry, 3D Mauls and Segmented Stones “In-Situ” , we featured two of the mauls found at site GbTo-54 in situ touching one another.  This T-Shaped Hand Maul, from site GbTo-13 ,was found on it’s own. In the earlier comments, Ken Ames asked for more on the second T-shaped maul, and we are sure this is of interest to many others. In a planned entry, we’ll show you the interesting relationship between the ’54 mauls and several other...

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Wedge Based Whalebone Rod Harpoon Points

Posted on Sep 20, 2013 in Prince Rupert Update, Uncategorized

Here is a short entry to round out our harpoon sequence.  Next week we’ll bring you the 3-D distribution of the different harpoon types with some really amazing graphics and some notes on what we’ve learned from looking for patterns in where we found the different types. These artifact are amazing, and so clearly “North Coast”; we really never see anything quite like them on the South Coast.  The top two show the range of variation and the large size – originally they were probably 30 cm long and more!  The top one is the near-complete typical version.  They...

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Line Guard Harpoon Points from the Prince Rupert Harbour

Posted on Sep 12, 2013 in Prince Rupert Update, What's New

Line Guard Harpoon Points from the Prince Rupert Harbour

Today’s installment of our Prince Rupert Harbour Harpoon Point Series showcases barbed harpoon points with line guards (please see our September 3, 2013 update for Drilled Line Hole Harpoons)!  These artifacts all come from Prince Rupert Harbour Sites GbTo-13 and 54.  Click on the photo below and you can zoom in on each beautifully photographed artifact in full resolution!  Thanks again Andrew Eckert! Harpoon points are designed to penetrate an animal and have a line attached to them. The spear shaft falls out and can be recovered later. The line could be either held in the hand...

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