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UNBC/Heiltsuk First Nation/Wuikinuxv First Nation Archaeology Field School

Location: Hakai Luxvbalis Conservancy, British Columbia, Canada

April 29, 2014 to June 8, 2014

Application Deadline: 
Friday, March 7, 2014

Deadline Type: 
Exact date

Program Type

Field school



University of Northern British Columbia

Project Director:

Farid Rahemtulla, UNBC

Project Description

In collaboration with the Hakai Beach Institute, this 15-credit (full semester) field school takes place in the spectacular Hakai Area, an ancestral homeland of the Heiltsuk and Wuikinuvx Nations on the central coast of British Columbia. The region has a rich Aboriginal history that spans at least 10,000 years and includes some of the earliest known archaeological sites in British Columbia. This is also one of the most scenic places in the world, with plentiful marine and terrestrial wildlife and rugged coastlines, also renowned for its world class fishing opportunities. It is not unusual for field school participants to see wildlife such as humpback whales, orcas (killer whales), dolphins, black and grizzly bears, deer, eagles and much more. 

Coastal survey and midden excavation

Project size: 
1-24 participants

Room and Board Arrangements

Built environment during the first three weeks, comfortable camp thereafter. 

Academic Credit

Name of institution offering credit: 
University of Northern British Columbia
Number of credits offered 15
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Contact Information
Farid Rahemtulla
Dept. of Anthropology, UNBC, 3333 University Way
Prince George
V2N 4Z9