Sites & cities that bear the name of Xá:ytem


Today in : Canada
First trace of activity : ca. 7,000 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 13th century B.C.E
Recorded names : Hatzic Rock

Description : X̲áːytem (/ˈhaɪtəm, ˈhɑːɪtəm/) is an indigenous archaeological site and the name of a related museum run under the auspices of the Stoːlo people at Hatzic, British Columbia, Canada. X̲áːytem is approximately 80 kilometres east of Vancouver on Highway 7. It is reached via the bridge at Mission, about 15 kilometres from the border with the US state of Washington. The site was designated in 1992 as a national historic site of Canada, for its spiritual value to the Stoːlo people, as well as being one of the oldest discovered habitation sites at approximately 5000 years old. It is also known as Hatzic Rock.

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