Mid-Holocene River Development and South-Central Pacific Northwest Coast Prehistory: Geoarchaeology of the Ferndale Site (45WH34), Nooksack River, Washington
Sediments, soils, mollusks and fish in archaeological context are used to deduce mid-Holocene delta positions and reconstruct the paleoenvironment of a southern Pacific Northwest coastline. Recent investigations on the upper Nooksack River delta in western Whatcom County, northwestern Washington State, provide evidence for a temporal delay in delta construction and a model for applying geological evidence to mid- to late- Holocene site location. Geoarchaeological and paleoecological data derived from the 6 mile (10 km) inland alluvial Ferndale archaeological site-complex, including the shell midden site 45W34, are used to test two models of Nooksack delta development in an effort to better explicate the complexities associated with human land use patterns in a dynamic coastal plain river valley.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Unknown author (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1928)Black and white postcard of a man and a young boy with a large sturgeon hanging by the tail from the roof overhang of a house. Text on front "Sturgeon from Snake River. Glenns Ferry, Idaho. 8 ft. long. Weight 225 lbs."
Unknown author (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1907)Black and white postcard of a boy looking up at a 9 foot long sturgeon. Postcard is split into 2 photographs showing different views. Text on front “A SNAKE RIVER STURGEON CAUGHT NEAR MOUNTAIN HOME IDAHO WEIGHT 315 LBS – ...
Unknown author (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1949)Black and white photograph of a man posing with two sturgeon, one measuring 63 inches, the other 39 inches. The fish are hanging in a doorway.