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What's the point? A morphological study of small bone points from Nuu-chah-nulth territory, Vancouver Island, B.C.

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Date created: 
2007
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Small bone points are abundant in midden sites on the southwest coast of Vancouver Island suggesting that fishing was a frequent activity. However, links between point morphology and specific fishing activities are tenuous. This thesis critically examines the functional interpretation of small bone points using ethnographic sources, existing collections, use wear, and morphological data. I use eighteen subjective categories to describe the morphological variation in small bone points. I document the intra-category variation and overlap between categories using quantitative analyses. By identifying and analysing these eighteen morphological categories, I highlight potentially meaningful variations in the assemblages. I conclude that describing and exploring the variation within subjective types will increase the consistency of future typological analyses.

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Dept. of Archaeology - Simon Fraser University
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Thesis (M.A.)

Biomechanics of the hominine cranium with speical reference to Homo erectus and the archaic Homo sapiens

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No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
1991
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Thesis
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Department: 
Theses (Dept. of Archaeology) / Simon Fraser University
Thesis type: 
Thesis (Ph.D.)

The Concepcion Convent of Cuenca, Ecuador : examining gender, class, and economy in a Latin American convent

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Date created: 
2003
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Thesis
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Department: 
Theses (Dept. of Archaeology) / Simon Fraser University
Thesis type: 
Thesis (M.A.)

The paleoindian fluted point, dart or spear armature? : the identification of paleoindian delivery technology through the analysis of lithic fracture velocity

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No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
1997
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Thesis
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Department: 
Theses (Dept. of Archaeology) / Simon Fraser University
Thesis type: 
Thesis (Ph.D.)

Prehistoric diet in central Baja California, Mexico

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No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
1997
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Thesis
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Department: 
Theses (Dept. of Archaeology) / Simon Fraser University
Thesis type: 
Thesis (M.A.)

The prehistoric use of nephrite on the British Columbia plateau

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No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
1996
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Thesis
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Department: 
Theses (Dept. of Archaeology) / Simon Fraser University
Thesis type: 
Thesis (M.A.)

Out of sight, out of mind : the reposition of archaeological collections in Canada

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No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
1996
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Thesis
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Department: 
Theses (Dept. of Archaeology) / Simon Fraser University
Thesis type: 
Thesis (Ph.D.)

The prevalence and timing of enamel hypoplasia in the Bonobo, Pan paniscus [Coolidge, 1933]

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No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2003
Document type: 
Thesis
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Department: 
Theses (Dept. of Archaeology) / Simon Fraser University
Thesis type: 
Thesis (M.A.)

Seated human figure bowls : an investigation of a prehistoric stone carving tradition from the Northwest Coast

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No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
1996
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Thesis
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Department: 
Theses (Dept. of Archaeology) / Simon Fraser University
Thesis type: 
Thesis (M.A.)

The archaeology of the dead at Boundary Bay, British Columbia : a history and critical analysis

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No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
1996
Document type: 
Thesis
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Department: 
Theses (Dept. of Archaeology) / Simon Fraser University
Thesis type: 
Thesis (M.A.)