The earliest archaeological evidence in North America dates from the end of the Pleistocene, over 14,000 years ago. Humans living during the subsequent several thousand years faced ongoing challenges as climate and sea level transformed dramatically while the continental ice sheets melted. The geology of their landscapes, the archaeology and geochemistry of their material records, and the oral traditions of their ancestors represent this history. This workshop brings together experts on the geology, climatology, and archaeology of the west coast of North America to document environmental changes impact on population evolution.
Edouard Bard, College de France
Charles Menzies, UBC Department of Anthropology
Philippe Claeys, Free University Brussels
Dominique Weis and Rhy McMillan, UBC Pacific Centre for Isotopic and Geochemical Research
Daryl Fedje, University of Victoria/Hakai Institute