In 2006, the “Spirit bear” was adopted as the provincial mammal of British Columbia. The term “Spirit Bear” has to a large extent […]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
Dr. Charles Newcombe played a major role in the development of the Royal B.C. Museum ethnology and palaeontology collections (figure 1). He […]Read More »
Introduction Wooden and antler wedges are a common tool found in the Northwest Coast cultural area of North America. The purpose of this […]Read More »
The Haultain Valley 14 meter Ocean Standstill. At the end of the ice age the land, in relation to the sea level, was […]Read More »
Small Spindle Whorls in the Ethnology Collection of the Royal BC Museum Much of the attention in the literature has focused on the […]Read More »