Location: Hamanaka, Rebun Island, Japan
Under the direction of Dr. Andrzej Weber, the Department of Anthropology, University of Alberta, will be offering a 6-credit Archaeological Field School (ANTHR 396) on Rebun Island, Japan. This field school will be hosted by the Baikal-Hokkaido Archaeology Project (BHAP), which is an international collaborative research initiative exploring hunter-gatherer lifeways in Northeast Asia. For more information, please visit http://bhap.artsrn.ualberta.ca/fieldwork-2014
Period(s) of Occupation: Late Jomon-Okhotsk
Room and Board Arrangements
Beds are Japanese-style futons arranged in a collective dorm room in a small, family-run tourist hostel in the town of Funadomari, approximately 2km from the Hamanaka 2 site. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided. There are also a few small grocery stores and restaurants within walking distance. Participants should expect a Japanese cultural experience as the accommodations and food are typical of rural Japan rather than Western hotels. For those with allergies and/or dietary preferences, please note that this also means THE PROVIDED FOOD WILL INCLUDE SOME MEAT AND SEAFOOD OF ALL KINDS AND OFFERING PERSONALIZED MEAL ACCOMMODATIONS WILL NOT BE POSSIBLE.