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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

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

July 29th, 2014

Our work was featured in the Powell River Peak Newspaper :

...Archaeologists test to establish boundaries at the proposed site and provide project recommendations through an archaeology impact assessment, said Colleen Parsley from Aquilla...

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)

Featured Projects

Cultural Mapping Project for the Community Parks and Trails Strategy
Regional District of Nanaimo
In 2013 the Regional District of Nanaimo engaged Aquilla Archaeology to complete a regional archaeological and heritage overview of 33 proposed community parks and parks identified for improvements as proposed in the Community Parks and Trails Strategy for Electoral Areas E-F (Nanoose, Parksville, Qualicum, Coombs, Deep Bay).
Archaeological Overview Assessment of Englishman River Regional Park
Regional District of Nanaimo
In 2012 Aquilla Archaeology completed an AOA of a portion of Englishman River Regional Park on behalf of the Regional District of Nanaimo. This project was to identify the potential of archaeological resources within an area of the park slated for a new trail system.