Excavating a Makah Whaling Village
This book is a concise but fully illustrated account of the Makahvillage site of Ozette, located on the Olympic Peninsula and excavatedin the 1970s. Excavations at the site, which was abandoned as a villagein the early twentieth century, revealed well-preserved houses andartifacts buried by a mudslide in the sixteenth century, includingnormally 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 itssignificance outside more technical archaeological reports.Kirk’s deep familiarity with the site and its excavation and herskills as a writer allow her to offer both clear explanation of how thework proceeded and why
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