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Layers of Time

“In the early spring people stayed at Kaamisaach Yaatiwaakamii until the area flooded. Then we moved to higher ground.’’

- Matthew Wapachee

The flooding of the river created the layers we see in the soil. Many archaeological sites on the Eastmain River were found in soils like these. People returned to some of the sites numerous times over the centuries.

Elders visiting FaFv-5, in the Muushuuminshiiuu  Shiipiish area, where people have lived for more  than 2,000 years.

Elders visiting FaFv-5, in the Muushuuminshiiuu Shiipiish area, where people have lived for more than 2,000 years.

Layers of soil at FaFv-5. Stone tools  were found throughout, but the oldest  were in the lowest layers.

Layers of soil deposited by the river at FaFv-5. Stone tools were found throughout, but the oldest were in the lowest layers.