Upcoming Field Schools

Boyd Archaeological Field School

Organizer: Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

Dates: August 7-23, 2020

Location: Claremont Nature Centre, Pickering, Ontario

Type of site/field school: 14th century Indigenous site

Length of field school: 2 weeks, 2 days

Type of site: The Sebastien site, 14th century ancestral Wendat site

Outside students accepted: Yes

Website: https://trca.ca/conservation/archaeology/boydfieldschool/

Contact info:  BoydFS@trca.on.ca

Brock University, Historical Shipyard, 2020 Field School

Dates: July 13 – August 14, 2020

Location: St. Catharines

Type of site/field school: Historic shipyard

Length of field school: 5 weeks

Type of site: A shipyard situated on the Welland Canal in operation from 1827-1891

Outside students accepted: Yes

Website: https://brocku.ca/humanities/history/programs/archaeology-fieldschool

Contact info: Department of History, history@brocku.ca

For photos from last year’s field school, visit: https://www.facebook.com/shicklunashipyard/

Trent University: Maritime Archaeology, 2020 Field School

Contacts: Dr. James Conolly

Dates: May 11 – May 30, 2020 online component; May 31 - June 7, 2020 for fieldwork

Location: Discovery Harbour, Penetanguishene, Ontario

Type of site/field school: Blended Course

Length of field school: 3 weeks online + 1-week practical training

Type of site: Historic Naval Establishment

Outside students accepted: Yes

Website: https://www.trentu.ca/anthropology/experience/maritime-archaeology  

Contact Info: Dr. James Conolly, jamesconolly@trentu.ca

McMaster University, Nursery Site (AhGx-8), 2020 Field School

Contact: Christine Cluney

Dates: May 4 - June 12, 2020
Location:  Nursery (AhGx-8), Cootes Paradise, Royal Botanical Gardens, Hamilton, Ontario
Type of site/field school: Multicomponent site to be investigated by test pit and test unit excavations
Length of field school: 6 weeks
Type of site: Ontario Iroquoian hamlet(s), Mississauga camp or basecamp
Outside students accepted: Yes
Website: https://anthropology.mcmaster.ca/field-schools

Contact Info: Cristine Cluney, Instructional Assistant, cluneyc@mcmaster.ca


Wilfrid Laurier University, Tay Point, 2020 Field School

Contact: Dr. Bonnie Glencross

Dates: May 11-15, 2020 On-Campus prep classes, May 19-June 19, 2020 for Fieldwork

Location: Tay Point, Penetanguishene, Ontario

Type of site/field school: Early 17th century Huron-Wendat village excavation

Length of field school: 1 (On-campus) + 5 weeks (Fieldwork) = 6 weeks

Type of site: Early 17th century Huron-Wendat village

Outside students accepted: Typically yes, although we are currently at capacity

Website: https://laurierarchaeology.wordpress.com/category/tay-point/

Contact info: Dr. Bonnie Glencross, bglencross@wlu.ca

University of Toronto, St. George Campus

Contact: Dr. Ted Banning

Dates: TBA

Location: University of Toronto, St. George Campus

Type of site/field school: TBA

Length of field school: TBA

Outside student accepted: TBA

Website: https://anthropology.utoronto.ca/undergraduate/field-schools-research-opportunities/#ARH306Y

Contact info: Dr. Ted Banning, ted.banning@utoronto.ca

University of Toronto, Mississauga, Archaeological Fieldwork at UTM

Dates: 9 to 5pm, August 17-28, 2020 and two-hour laboratory classes in fall term

Location: UTM campus, Mississauga, Ontario

Type of site/field school: Site on or near the UTM campus

Length of field school: 2 Weeks in summer plus Fall Laboratory classes

Type of site: Historic

If outside students are accepted: No

Website: https://www.utm.utoronto.ca/anthropology/field-schools/archaeological-fieldwork-utm-ant318h5f

Contact info: secretary.utmanthro@utoronto.ca.

Application Due Date: March 30, 2020 @ 9 am

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