Living on an Ancient Village: The archeological landscape of the San Juans


August 14, 2021    
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Marilyn and Fred Ellis Preserve
842 Hoffman Cove Road, Shaw Island, WA, 98286

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Sam Barr of Samish Nation | Staff Archive

Every vista, shoreline, forest, meadow, and wetland we cherish in the San Juans was, for thousands of years, the homeland of indigenous peoples. Lands and waters of the islands provided sustenance and shelter, informed traditions and rituals, and shaped culture and creativity. Archeologist and anthropologist James Macrae will demonstrate why it’s important to understand and accurately represent native cultures, and how that knowledge will enrich future generations’ connection to place.

JAMES MACRAE is an archaeologist and anthropologist. He is the principal investigator at Falcon Cultural Resources, an expert on the analysis of prehistoric lithic and ground stone artifacts, and author of Pecos River Style Rock Art. As an educator, his goal is to illuminate the past while protecting archaeological and heritage resources into the future. James and his staff at Falcon Cultural Resources are working to incorporate indigenous ways of knowing into our shared understanding.

Group size is limited to 15 people.

When: Saturday, August 21st, 1:00pm—3:00pm.

Where: Marilyn and Fred Ellis Preserve, Shaw Island, WA

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