A Modern Linkage to Francis Drake Information about First Nation practices on the West Coast of Vancouver Island have been interpreted as possible […]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
Piecing together Outsiders Views David Latasse was a Tsartlip (W?JO?E?P) First Nation. They are part of the Saanich (W?SÁNE?) peoples whose territory is […]Read More »
This paper deals with the definition, categorization and distribution of labrets, or lip plugs, and gives a regional synthesis of their history as […]Read More »
Small fragments of woven material were found along with other items in a burial cave site on Gabriola Island in 1971. The Burial […]Read More »
Large animals, such as mammoths, mastodons, horses and camels that roamed North America near the end of the ice age are referred to […]Read More »