Archaeological Field School 2015

ANTH 3801 (1 full course equivalent)

Spring/Summer semester ~ May 4 - June 15, 2015

Cost: $600 + tuition


This course will provide hands-on training in archaeological site excavation and reconnaissance techniques, laboratory analysis and material culture identification, and mapping. In addition to learning the practical skills required for employment in archaeology, the course will provide exposure to geoarchaeological field methods, and includes a tour of important Precontact sites and Pleistocene (Ice Age) landforms in the Lake Superior basin.


Students enrolled in this Field School will investigate an enigmatic cluster of archaeological sites located within the beautiful Thunder Bay campus of Lakehead University (Ontario, Canada). These sites date to the period after approximately 7000 years ago, and record the daily life of Subarctic hunter-gatherers living on the margin of the world’s largest freshwater lake.