Skip to page content

A Journey to a New Land



The McCallum Site is located on a river terrace near Mount Agassiz in the Fraser Valley in southwestern British Columbia. This ancient village site contains the remains of numerous pit houses, as well as later plank houses. Archaeologists briefly excavated and mapped the site in 1950, and it is under investigation again in 2004 by a group that includes representatives of the Stó:lo Nation, Simon Fraser University and other Canadian and American universities.

The site was occupied about 5000 years BP and as recently as 250 years BP, but investigating archaeologist Dana Lepofsky believes the site may prove to be much older than that. Depressions which may represent semi-subterranean houses were revealed during road construction and these structures may date to 10,000 years BP.