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Paul Mason Site (Canada)


Definition: The archaeological site of Paul Mason is an early Native American village site located in Kitselas Canyon, Skeena River, British Columbia. The village includes at least twelve houses. Associated today with the Gitselasu people of British Columbia, radiocarbon dates place this village as having been occupied between 3200-2600 years before the present. Evidence at the site suggests a complex level of society including intensive use of salmon fishing, year-round residences, large-scale storage, and substantial population aggregation under egalitarian terms, which is quite unusual.

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Also Known As: Kitselas site

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