BURLEY, David (1950- )




Author Tags: 1700-1800, 1800-1850, First Nations

David Burley collected archeological materials from highly stratified shell midden deposits at False Narrows on Vancouver Island for:

Senewélets: Culture History of the Nanaimo Coast Salish and the False Narrows Midden (Victoria: Royal British Columbia Museum, 1988). Burley was able to make a valuable contribution to the prehistory of the Gulf of Georgia and provide an extensive and well described comparative collection of artefacts.

He also published:

Prophesy of the Swan: The Upper Peace River fur trade of 1794 - 1823 (UBC Press 1995). He was a co-author with J. Scott Hamilton and Knut R. Fladmark. This book in an interdisciplinary approach between archaeologists and historians to explore twenty-nine years of history of fur trade in the Peace River valley, B.C. With a focus on the labourers, tradesmen and their wives and children this book examines how their lives were affected by the fur trade. The second chapter describes the First Nations of the Valley.

[BCBW 2016] "Archaeology" "First Nations"


Review of the author's work by BC Studies:
Prophecy of the Swan: The Upper Peace River Fur Trade of 1794-1823
Senewelets: Culture History of the Nanaimo Coast Salish and the False Narrows Midden