Fall 2022 - ARCH 378 D100

Pacific Northwest North America (3)

Class Number: 6052

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    SWH 9152, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    ARCH 273.



The prehistory and cultural traditions of the region. The content, antecedents, relationships, and changes in these cultures through time. Technological, socio-economic, and environmental factors in culture growth.


This course examines the cultural traditions of Pacific Northwest North America, as represented by the archaeological record.  It will include an overview of the geography, ethnography, culture history, and archaeology of Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon, with emphasis on the Pacific Coast. This will be supplemented by examination of selected thematic topics such as early human occupation, technological traditions, social complexity, intensification, trade, warfare, and slavery.


  • Participation 20%
  • Map Quiz: People and Places 15%
  • Research Paper 40%
  • Paper Outline and Annotated Bibliography 25%



There is no textbook for this course.  All required readings will be available online through the SFU Bennett Library, CANVAS, and SFU Archaeology Press.


Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as soon as possible to ensure that they are eligible and that approved accommodations and services are implemented in a timely fashion.

Deferred grades will be given only on the basis of authenticated medical disability.

Registrar Notes:


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