Comox Harbour Fish Trap Site, B.C., Canada–a Unique and Complex Tidal Trap Find
Nancy Greene has lead a multi-year mapping and research project at Comox Harbour on the east coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada–carefully recording an ancient, distinct, and large intertidal wood stake fish trap complex. The size, shape, numbers and expanse of the trap features are unique for coastal B.C., and possibly for the Northwest Coast.
Nancy presents a well illustrated and laid out PDF of their fish trap complex. Many of the trap features are remarkedly well preserved and display functional attributes. Basketry, a wooden wedge with a cordage collar, and cordage are being stabilized and analyzed at the SPSCC conservation laboratory, and Nancy may have a future report on the analyses of these associated perishable artifacts.