Archaeological field schools teach methodology through participation in an actual excavation project. Over two 3 week sessions, students will gain basic competence in site reconnaissance and testing methods consistent with Cultural Resource Management archaeology practiced in Canada.
The course requires daily participation over approximately 8 hour, five days a week. While inclement weather might affect the training plan, students should be prepared to work in a forest environment in either hot and sunny or cool and wet weather.
The training venue is part of a larger archaeological salvage project near Thunder Bay, and students must conform to safety protocols that form part of the initial site orientation. While the site is readily accessible, students must be physically able to work in ‘bush’ conditions. While consisting of two half courses, students normally will complete both, thereby earning 1 full course equivalent.