UBC Archaeological Field School




July – August 2019


Field School Description. The Department of Anthropology at UBC is pleased to offer the second archaeology field school in the Harrison River Valley, in southwestern British Columbia in collaboration with the community of Sts’ailes. Students will live in a Sts’ailes family longhouse for the duration of fieldwork (July 2nd – August 2nd 2019) and participate in archaeological survey, mapping, and excavation of houses and associated features in ancestral villages. This research will build on the work of last year’s field school and the archaeological investigations by the Sts’ailes community. Students will also have an opportunity to conduct analyses and contribute to the Sts’ailes community’s long-term archaeological heritage and cultural awareness program.


Archaeological Description. Several millennia of unbroken occupation have left a remarkably rich archaeological landscape, including hundreds of archaeological features, including pithouses and plank houses, food processing pits, caches, burials, and legacies of forest gardens. These well-preserved features present an exceptional opportunity for students to engage with a wide-range of archaeological sites, features, and materials in a community-based archaeological setting.



Applications are now closed for 2019.

Course Dates: July 2–August 2 (5 weeks)

Academic Credit:  ARCL 306: 6 credits

Information Session: 12-1pm Wed., March 27th, 2019 in ANSO 2107