Please note there is limited access to the Department of Archaeology due to construction. However, the general office is open and the advisor is available.

Welcome to the Department of Archaeology

Founded in 1971, the Department of Archaeology has concentrated expertise in three areas – Archaeological and Environmental science, First Nations Heritage and Resource Management, and Biological Anthropology, including Forensic sciences. We offer undergraduate BA honours, major, minor and joint major programs, an undergraduate Certificate in Cultural Resource Management, MA and PhD degrees, as well as a Professional MA in Heritage Resource Management. Housed within the Department are the SFU Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, SFU Archaeology Press, the Human Evolutionary Studies Program, the Centre for Forensic Research (with Criminology), the joint SFU/Jilin University Centre for Bioarchaeology, and the SSHRC Major Collaborative Research Initiative on Intellectual Property Issues in Cultural Heritage (IPinCH). The Department has specialized laboratories dedicated to zooarchaeology, paleobotany, stable isotopes, geoarchaeology, geochemistry, human osteology and ancient and forensic DNA. 

Department of Archaeology
Simon Fraser University

Education Building 9635
8888 University Dr.
Burnaby, BC  V5A 1S6

Phone: 778.782.3135
Fax: 778.782.5666
email: goarch@sfu.ca

Museum is now open as of November 8, 2017. Our current exhibit features highlights from the collection, curated by a team of students, volunteers and research associates.

The Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology is now accepting applications for 2016/17 Research Associates.