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UVIC Archaeology Field School

I hear through the grapevine that the 2010 University of Victoria Field School in Archaeology still has a couple of spaces available.  The project, in conjunction with Parks Canada and with the Hul’qumi’num Treaty Group, will run July 5 to August 13 or so in the southern Gulf Islands.  Students will take Anthropology 343 and 344 at UVIC and there will be a camp fee, to cover the costs of running the project and a camp on a Gulf Island for four weeks – one of the unferried ones: Portland Island.  There is more information about the course at the University of Victoria Anthropology Web site, including a PDF application form you can download.  The course will be taught by Dr. Duncan McLaren, who can be reached at dsmclaren {{at}} gmail dot com for more information.  Other UVIC faculty* and Parks Canada archaeologists will be taking part as well, as well as First Nations apprentices.  This particular course will be focused on skills needed in Cultural Resource Management jobs, as well as the cultural history of the Salish Sea and other related topics.  If you know someone who might be interested, or have students looking for a pretty good  fieldschool, consider circulating this information soon, as I hear the field school needs to finalize its numbers soon and there will be a second look at applications received.

*since this is my personal web site and is not affiliated with my day job, you’ll have to click the links to find out who that might be.

UCLA-Stó:lō Field School at Welqámex


I see UCLA is running a fieldschool again this coming summer in Stó:lō territory at Welqámex, a village site on the  small island in the Fraser River near Hope.  Instruction is by Anthony Graesch (UCLA) and Dave Schaepe  (Stó:lō Research and Resource Management Centre).  The UCLA web site has been down as much as up recently (because it has so  many bells and freakin’ whistles it doesn’t know if it is coming or going — idiot web designers make such fragile shit these days), so you can also check the AIA web site.  Here is a direct link to their pamphlet (PDF).

Note the students wearing protective ochre daubing.