I noticed that the Capilano University Archaeology Field School, which just started a few days ago near Vancouver, has a blog. So far there are three days worth of entries and it looks like it will be a lot of fun to follow along with the students who, under the direction of Bob Muckle, will be continuing to work on the archaeology of historic logging in the Seymour River Watershed, which flows into Burrard Inlet. Much of the logging was conducted by Japanese immigrants, making for a nice overlay of ethnicity and capitalism and material culture.
I heard Bob talk about this at UBC Archaeology Days last year and it was truly interesting stuff — and I don’t even want to add “for historical archaeology”!! For example, check out the “stone chair” pictured above. We found one of these at the remote western end of Upper Victoria Lake in southern Haida Gwaii last year, and puzzled over it for some time. It was comfy, and faced west, which was maybe all we really needed to know. Anyway, I hope that they manage to keep up a daily posting routine about this fieldschool so that we can follow along from a distance, and I encourage you to encourage them by putting some hits on their site and maybe leave them some comments!