A Revised Assessment of Late Period (AD 1 - European Contact) Fisheries at Namu, British Columbia
Analysis of fish remains from the 1970 University of Colorado excavations at Namu, British Columbia, is the basis for a revised assessment of patterns and trends in the site fisheries over the past 2000 years. The results are consistent with overall patterns at the
site but show a previously unrecognized trend of early decline and later recovery of the salmon fishery. They also show a period of overall diversification of the fishery when numbers of salmon were at their lowest levels and confirm the use of ratfish as a
marginal food resource in times of salmon shortage.
Copyright (c) 2008 Aubrey Cannon and Settings Nadia Densmore
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