Martin Zheh Ethnoarchaeology Project

Regions: Gwich'in Settlement Area

Tags: traditional knowledge, land use, archaeology, history, place names

Principal Investigator: Andrews, Tom (1)
Licence Number: 12756
Organization: Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre
Licensed Year(s): 1994
Issued: Jan 01, 1994
Project Team: A. Andre, N. Andre, I. Kritsch

Objective(s): To undertake an archaeological survey of a portion of the upper Arctic Red River on behalf of the Gwich'in Social and Cultural this coming summer; and to record information regarding traditional place names, physiographic nomenclature, harvesting areas, camping locations, graves, sacred sites and trails.

Project Description: The researcher as part of the archaeology program of the Gwich'in Social and Cultural Institute will interview elders about the upper Arctic Red River. Information regarding traditional place names, hunting, fishing and trapping areas, camping spots, location of graves and sacred sites and major trails will be discussed and recorded. This information will help determine where the researcher will look for archaeological sites on the upper Arctic Red River.