Marpole Midden

MARPOLE MIDDEN is a vast archaeological site that covered 1.8 ha on the north bank of the FRASER R at the foot of Granville St in VANCOUVER, opposite the eastern end of SEA ISLAND. The site, now built over, was occupied at least 2,500 years ago during the late middle period of BC's PREHISTORY. Stone tools, carvings and copper ornaments were recovered from the site, whose occupants are believed to be the direct ancestors of the Coast SALISHAN peoples encountered by the earliest explorers. The...

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