116 pages, 8 x 10
70 color illus., 20 b&w illus., 2 maps
Release Date:01 Apr 2015
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Excavating a Makah Whaling Village

University of Washington Press

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

Ruth Kirk is an independent scholar and the author orco-author of numerous press publications, including Archaeology inWashington (2007, with Richard D. Daugherty); Sunrise toParadise: The Story of Mount Rainier National Park (1999); TheOlympic Rain Forest: An Ecological Web (1992, with JerryFranklin); and Exploring Washington’s Past: A Road Guide toHistory (1990, revised 1995, with Carmela Alexander).
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