Historian warns British Columbia it's in danger of losing ancient heritage by developers

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Without a radical shift in thinking about first nations archaeology, B.C. is in danger of losing what is left of its ancient heritage and sparking heated conflict with natives, according to PhD candidate Michael Klassen.
Virtually all of the first nations' 9,000-year-old footprint in southwestern B.C. has been eradicated by development, Klassen said.

Most of it has been destroyed lot by lot, because each property taken alone may not register as scientifically significant.

"But when you look at it cumulatively, it is nearly all being wiped out," Klassen said.

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