By Julie K. Stein
Each year millions of individuals stopover at the San Juan Islands off the coast of Washington kingdom. With a replica of Exploring Coast Salish Prehistory in hand, they're going to get pleasure from an advent either to archaeology ordinarily and to websites inside San Juan Island nationwide historical Park.
The Coast Salish humans inhabited the San Juans for 5,000 years. One very important website on San Juan Island, farm animals element, was once a summer time camp the place citizens engaged in fishing and shellfish harvesting. local peoples’ reminiscences of actions there were proven by means of actual facts within the type of shell middens, fish bones, and different artifacts.
Another San Juan website, English Camp, was once a iciness village web site for 2,000 years. Structural continues to be offer perception into how people’s lives and actions replaced over the years. instruments discovered on the website have allowed archaeologists to infer that early citizens ate camas bulbs and different vegetation, engaged in woodworking, weaving, fishing, and carving, and synthetic and used stone tools.
Stein’s discussions of the websites and archaeological practices are improved via a variety of illustrations. transparent images of alternative kinds of artifacts, topographical maps, and different photographs aid the reader to appreciate how humans lived within the San Juans hundreds of thousands of years in the past.
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