Editor’s opinion: The author writes of the need for First Nation’s knowledge and traditions to have more of a voice in archaeology. I think this is true of traditions around the world, including Europe and the Middle East.
By Dionne Phillips, The Wren, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
On a recent archaeological exploration for the Cariboo Memorial Hospital project in Williams Lake, Demetrius George discovered a small, ancient rock tool in the dirt.
The fine-grained volcanic artifact is very sharp, he explains, but doesn’t seem to be made for scraping deer hide — rather, for smaller jobs, such as cutting string.Continue reading WLFN-owned company brings a decolonial lens to archaeology: ‘We need Indigenous knowledge’