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    Unilaterally barbed harpoon point from Mill Bay
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    Fire altered rock at Mill Bay
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    Harold Joe and culturally modified bark-stripped Douglas-fir tree
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    Intertidal petroform features (fish traps) at Grief Point, Powell River
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    One of the many armed harpoon points found in situ during excavations on Gabriola Island
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    Laura Termes showcasing a stone chipped projectile from excavations on Gabriola Island

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Aquilla Archaeology is a heritage management and archaeological consulting firm located in Nanaimo, BC.

Established in 2008, we provide meaningful and culturally sustainable heritage solutions to organizations and communities of Vancouver Island and Coastal BC.

Read more about what we offer on the About Us page and about our work on the Projects page.

Archaeology News

October 1st, 2018

Our work was featured in the Ha-shilth-sa Newspaper:


"Yuquot, BC — 

Ancient ancestral remains unearthed this summer on San Rafael Island at Yuquot were most likely placed there by light keepers in the 1930s, according to an archaeologist examining the site.

An archeologist working with Mowachaht/Muchalath First Nation (MMFN) elders and cultural observers at the Nootka Light Station over the past two summers has reached that conclusion based on findings at the site as well as documented historical evidence.”

Archaeological Services we offer: 

  • Preliminary Field Reconnaissance (PFR)
  • Archaeological Overview Assessments (AOA)
  • Archaeological Impact Assessments (AIA)
  • Site Alteration
  • Monitoring
  • Archaeological Inventory Studies (AIS)
  • GIS and LiDar Mapping
  • Cultural Resource Management Education for land use planners 
  • Traditional Use Studies (TUS)