During the first visits of Hudson’s Bay Company officials to Victoria Harbour—William McNeil in 1837 and McNeil with John Work and John McLoughlin […]Read More »
A popular speaker and demonstrator, Grant speaks to all age groups, with an emphasis on promoting understanding of the value and importance of the history of Indigenous cultures. He has carried out archaeological survey and excavation work in many parts of the province, and has lectured and published on a wide range of topics, including his popular ethnohistory, Songhees Pictorial: A History of the Songhees People As Seen by Outsiders, 1790-1912.
EducationBachelor of arts with major in anthropology/archaeology from Simon Fraser University, 1972. As curator of Archaeology at the Royal British Columbia Museum since 1972 I have not stopped being in study mode.
Areas of InterestArtifact Technology—the making and use of stone, bone and antler artifacts
Ethnohistory—cultural influences of early European traders and settlers
Japanese ship wrecks and 19th-century and early 20th-century material culture of Chinese in British Columbia
Late ice-age megafauna
the archaeology of British Columbia
Contact Grant KeddieEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The properties on which our legislative buildings are now located in Victoria Harbour are within the traditional territory of the Lekwungen First Nations, […]Read More »
Have you ever picked up an old object and wondered what sentient beings had held it before? People like you – that are […]Read More »
The Haida were among the many Indigenous northern visitors to Victoria after 1853. Many came to work to get trade goods or wages […]Read More »
After the building of Fort Victoria some of the Lekwungen peoples from outside winter villages moved into the inner harbor. In 1844, they […]Read More »