Archaeology Stream to Sea

Caves of Gwaii Haanas

14,000 Years of Coastal Living

Clam Gardens

Interactive Presentation Grades 6 – 12:

Test your archaeological eye on a walk from stream to sea. Can you identify the many ways in which Indigenous peoples have shaped, managed and cared for the coast of BC over thousands of years?


Interactive presentation – Grades K-12

Piece together the archaeological evidence and figure out how the Ancestral Haida were using the caves of Gwaii Haanas 10-13,000 year ago! Presented with permission from Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve and Haida Heritage Site.

Interactive presentation – Grades 6-12

Experience how glaciers, plate tectonics, isostatic rebound and sea level change have affected the locations of our local shorelines. Consider how archaeologists use this information to find evidence of people living on our coast over 10,000 years ago.

Interactive Presentation – Grades K-12

Have you ever tried gardening…in the ocean? At the very lowest tides of the year, which only occur in summer or winter when the moon is full or new, you may be treated to a glimpse of a ‘clam garden’. First Nations have been building and caring for these rock walled terraces for at least 3,500 years. Learn how the Clam Garden Network has been combining many ways of knowing (traditional and scientific) to advance our understanding of local mariculture.

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