Charlie Lake Cave
a very early occupation site in northern British Columbia

       The Charlie Lake Cave site is one of only a few known archaeological sites in northern North America that date to before 10,500 years ago, and one of even fewer with a well preserved stratigraphic record of human activities.

       The site was originally excavated in 1983 by Dr. Knut Fladmark and in 1990 and 1991 by Dr. Jon Driver and Fladmark. Most publications so far have concentrated on the 1983 excavations (Fladmark et al 1988; Driver 1988; Driver and Hobson 1992; Fladmark 1996; Driver 1996 see 'References').A summary of one the earliest archaeological componant at the Charlie Lake Cave site is provided in this Web Page Version of a paper presented at the symposium "Zooarchaeology in the North", dedicated to the retirement of R. Dale Guthrie. Alaska Anthropological Association, Fairbanks, April 1996.

(In the interest of providing reasonably fast downloads, I have tried to keep image sizes to a minimum.  Most images are around 25 to 30 Kb.   I hope you enjoy your look into the past.)

icon The Charlie Lake Cave site
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