116 pages, 7 3/10 x 10 2/5
70 color illus., 20 b&w illus., 2 maps
Release Date:01 Apr 2015


Excavating a Makah Whaling Village

University of Washington Press

This book is a concise but fully illustrated account of the Makah
village site of Ozette, located on the Olympic Peninsula and excavated
in the 1970s. Excavations at the site, which was abandoned as a village
in the early twentieth century, revealed well-preserved houses and
artifacts buried by a mudslide in the sixteenth century, including
normally highly perishable wood and basketry objects.

This readable and engaging book, targeted at a general audience,
provides the first comprehensive account of the site and its
significance outside more technical archaeological reports.
Kirk’s deep familiarity with the site and its excavation and her
skills as a writer allow her to offer both clear explanation of how the
work proceeded and why

Ruth Kirk is an independent scholar and the author or
co-author of numerous publications including Archaeology in
Washington (2007, with Richard D. Daugherty); Sunrise to
Paradise: The Story of Mount Rainier National Park (1999);
and The Olympic Rain Forest: An Ecological Web (1992,
with Jerry Franklin).
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