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Baikal-Hokkaido Archaeology Project

Location: Hamanaka, Rebun Island, Japan

July 24, 2015 to August 31, 2015

Application Deadline: 
Friday, March 6, 2015

Deadline Type: 
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Program Type

Field school



University of Alberta

Project Director:

Dr. Andrzej Weber, University of Alberta

Project Description

In Summer 2015, 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

Period(s) of Occupation: Late Jomon-Okhotsk

The Hamanaka 2 site is a multi-component shell midden, yielding a wide array of artifacts including: ceramic, lithic, metal, and faunal and human remains.

Project size: 
1-24 participants

Minimum age: 

Experience required: 
"ANTHR 206: Intro to Archaeology" or equivalent

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.

Academic Credit

Name of institution offering credit: 
University of Alberta
Number of credits offered 6
Tuition + Field School Fee (please see website for details)


Contact Information
Baikal-Hokkaido Archaeology Project
Department of Anthropology, 13-15 HM Tory Building, University of Alberta
T6G 2H4