‘Pentlatch Pebbles’ discovered by the K’omoks/SFU Archaeological Field School

August 04, 2016

In June and July the SFU Archaeology field school conducted investigations at a large ancient village site (Pentlatch) near Courtenay BC, in partnership with the K’omoks First Nation. Excavations resulted in the discovery of over 120 incised pebbles and cobbles displaying what may be anthropomorphic images, basketry patterns, feathers, and other geometric designs.  This type of artifact is very rare, having only been found in small numbers at two or three other sites in British Columbia.  The investigations were directed by Dr Bob Muir (SFU) and Dr Jesse Morin (K’omoks Nation Archaeologist).