Archaeological Field School in British Columbia

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Location: Missoula, Montana USA and Lillooet, British Columbia, Canada

Season: May 13, 2020 to June 18, 2020

Session Dates: May 13-June 18, 2020

Application Deadline: April 1, 2020

Deadline Type: Contact for Details


Discount for AIA members: None

Program Type:
Field School

RPA Certified:

University of Montana

Project Director:
Anna Marie Prentiss

Project Description:

ANTY 467 Archaeological Field School in British Columbia offers training in excavation and remote sensing in the beautiful Bridge River valley of interior British Columbia, Canada. Our research is conducted as a collaborative partnership with Xwísten, the Bridge River Indian Band. Research focuses on the Bridge River housepit village and in particular, Housepit 54, a deeply stratified pithouse at the site. The field school includes field trips to the famous Keatley Creek site and the Secwepemc Heritage Center in Kamloops, B.C. Tuition and fees are estimated to be $3480. Tuition and fees cover 7 upper division UM credits and room and board while in the field context. Students are encouraged to provide their own transport to and from the field site (carpools will also be arranged).

Period(s) of Occupation: Late Prehistoric (ca. 1500-1000 years ago), Plateau Pithouse Tradition

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: full season (five weeks)

Minimum Age: 18

Experience Required: None

Room and Board Arrangements:
Provided in the field context.

Academic Credit:
7 upper division credits from the University of Montana

Contact Information:

Anna Prentiss

Department of Anthropology





Phone: (406) 243-2693

Fax: 406-243-4918

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