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Lab number
Material dated
charcoal; charbon de bois
on a terrace of morainal origin, 370 m above and 1.5 km distant from Fraser River, about 25 km upstream from Lillooet, British Columbia
Map sheet
92 I/13
Date submitted
October 19, 0096
Date uploaded
February 14, 2020
Measured Age
1490 ± 70
Normalized Age
2160 ± 70
culture?, anomalous, young; anormal, jeune
Stratigraphic component
Housepit 5
Housepit 5, square F, stratum X (pre-rim paleosol), with microblades and Middle Prehistoric points
Additional information
Prentiss et al. (2003) omit this date due to its association with incongruous artifacts and suspected recycling of old wood.
EeRl-7, Keatley Creek: This largest remaining pithouse village in the region includes 119 house depressions ranging 5-21 m in diameter. Of 24 housepits test-excavated, almost all of the large and medium-size ones were first occupied during the Shuswap horizon (3500-2400 BP), continued to be used during the Plateau horizon (2400-1200 BP), and were abandoned at the beginning of the Kamloops horizon (1200-200 BP). Lepofsky, et al. (1996) report faunal remains from a small (HP 12), medium-sized (HP 3) and large (HP 7) housepit. HP 3 and HP 7 yielded radiocarbon dates of ca. 1100 BP, and HP 12 "appears to have been occupied a few hundred years earlier" (Lepofsky, et al. 1996:36). Dates are not given in this report, but were supplied in an unpublished manuscript (Hayden, 1995). A larger series of dates is supplied by Prentiss et al. (2003).