2022 Archaeology Field School in Barkley Sound

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Location: Broken Group, British Columbia, Canada

Season: July 4, 2022 to August 12, 2022

Deadline Type: Exact Date


Program Type:
Field School

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Project Director:
Dr. Iain McKechnie

Project Description:

The UVic Archaeology Field School in Barkley Sound is supported by a collaborative project established between the Tseshaht First Nation, the UVic Department of Anthropology, and Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. The field school takes place on Tseshaht reserve lands surrounded by Pacific Rim National Park Reserve in the beautiful Broken Group Islands on southwestern Vancouver Island.

The first three days of the field school will be based at UVic in Victoria followed by two and a half weeks of remote camp-based fieldwork in Tseshaht First Nation reserve lands in the Broken Group Islands surrounded by 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 archaeological material recovered during the excavations in Tseshaht territory. 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:
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Academic Credit:
ANTH 343 - Archaeological Field Techniques (1.5 credits) & ANTH 344 - Regional Topics in Archaeology (1.5 credits) Students must be enrolled in both. Non-UVic students - please read the document provided at the webpage below, which outlines the processes and costs associated with participating in this field school:

Contact Information:

Jindra Belanger

Cornett Building Room B228



V8P 5C2


Phone: 12507217047

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