NAMU PROFILE: 9700 YEARS OF HUMAN OCCUPATION
Our most remarkable permanent exhibit is a section of an excavation trench from the 1977 field school at Namu on the BC central coast. The site of Namu contains an archaeological record that spans nearly 10,000 years. The profile section that is on display in the museum represents about 5,000 years of cultural and natural accumulations. Evidence of nearly continuous use at the site has been found and separated into 6 general periods of use. The profile on display shows Periods 2 (6000 BP - 5000 BP) through 5 (3500 BP - 2000 BP). Can you pick out the different periods in the layers?
Though the profile on display was removed in 1977, excavations continued in 1978 and 1994; many of the artifacts from these excavations appear in more than just the Namu exhibit itself.