Excerpt from Archaeology the Archaeological Collection From the Southern Interior of British Columbia In the archaeological section of the Victoria Memorial Museum, Ottawa - the national museum of Canada - there is an interesting collection of specimens from the Thompson River region of the southern interior of British Columbia. This exhibit is typical and comprehensive eugh to give a good general idea of the handiwork, or material culture of the older people who dwelt in that area, and who, it is evident, were the ancestors of the Indians w living there. An important feature of the collection is that it is representative of the general material culture of a very much larger area than the Thompson River region: probably including the whole plateau region. The term plateau being used to include the interior of the State of Washington; a narrow strip to the southward of that State; the Thompson River region, and the remainder of the interior of British Columbia; and probably, the interiors of Yukon, Mackenzie, and Alaska. The archaeology of this culture area is very imperfectly kwn, for the collections from the respective plateaus in Canada - with the exception of those from the Thompson River region - are exceedingly small. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.