Have you ever picked up an old object and wondered what sentient beings had held it before? People like you – that are […]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: email@example.com
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 »
Introduction There are many different sizes of bird bone artifacts found in archaeological sites in British Columbia. The function of many of these […]Read More »
Introduction Marmots were hunted in many parts of British Columbia for their furs and their fat content. Both Coastal and Interior peoples went into […]Read More »