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 »
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 remains of an ancient village, in the form of a shell midden, are located around the intersection of Store and Chatham Street […]Read More »
In the 1970s, I was aware of an old lantern slide in the Royal BC Museum ethnology collection that I later identified as […]Read More »
There is an ancient archaeological shell midden – the refuse from what was once, at least, a seasonal camp on Raymur Point at […]Read More »
A very interesting specimen is recorded in the catalogue of the Vertebrate Zoology Collection of the Royal B.C. Museum for April 19th, 1932. […]Read More »