2020 Archaeology Field School in Barkley Sound

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Location: Barkley Sound, British Columbia, Canada

Season: July 6, 2020 to August 14, 2020

Application Deadline: March 1, 2020

Deadline Type: Exact Date


Program Type:
Field School

RPA Certified:

University of Victoria

Project Director:
Dr. Iain McKechnie

Project Description:

The Department of Anthropology at UVic is running an archaeology field school in Nuu-chah-nulth First Nation territories on western Vancouver Island as part of two 1.5-credit courses (ANTH 343 & 344). The first four days of the field school will be based in Victoria followed by two and a half weeks of remote camp-based fieldwork in Tseshaht First Nation territories in the Broken Group Islands in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. The final 3-weeks of the course will be spent in Huu-ay-aht First Nation territory at the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre (a UVic supported teaching and research facility in Barkley Sound) where students will conduct laboratory analyses and prepare written research reports on recovered archaeological material. This course will be an immersive 6-week field experience (including hiking, camping, and boat travel) and require full days and dedicated teamwork.

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Room and Board Arrangements:
See the field school blog for details:

Academic Credit:
ANTH 343: Archaeological Field Techniques (1.5 credits) ANTH 344: Regional Topics in Archaeology (1.5 credits)

Contact Information:

Jindra Belanger




Phone: 2507217047

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