Where the people who sheltered in the Yukon's Bluefish Caves some 15 000 to 20 000 years ago Canada's first occupants? Why was a child buried with great ceremony on the Labrador coast 7 000 years ago? And why did the inhabitants of northern British Colombia build their extraordinary hilltop fortresses hundereds of years ago? Based on actual archaeological excavations, the author of this book vividly reconstructs fourteen scenes from Canadian prehistory. A widely published archaeologist, Robert McGhee is head of the scientific section of the Archaeological Survey of Canada, Canada Museum of Civilization. His text is enhanced by the paintings of Gilles Archambault and the colour photographs of Harry Fosters, illustrations produced especially for this book.