Archaeology Field School
Summer Semester 2017


Facilitator:  Professor David Burley


Arch 434-3. Field Methods

This course will be taught as an intensive offering on the Burnaby campus from May 8 – May 31.  Students will attend lectures 9:30 to 11:30 followed by afternoon assignments. Classes will run from Monday to Thursday with the exception of Monday May 22, Victoria Day. Assessment is based on submitted field exercises as well as final exam (May 31).

Arch 435-6. Fieldwork Practicum.

This course provides the student with practical experience in archaeological excavations and data recording.  It involves working on an archaeological project directed by the Tsleil-Waututh First Nation with the intended location being Barnett Marine Park.  Inlailawatash archaeologists Morgan Ritchie, Dr. Sean Connaughton and Amy Hodgins are project supervisors and will direct student participation.   Orientation will take place June 1 with fieldwork Monday to Thursdays (9 - 4:30) June 5 to July 10.  Full time attendance is mandatory and students should treat the practicum as if they are working at a job.  Students must arrange their own travel to and from the project site.  Assessment will be based on a submitted project, field exercise, note taking, field documentation and overall field participation evaluation.  Please note that this course involves fieldwork requiring a degree of physical labour and, at times, work conditions that are less than ideal (rain, mud etc).

Costs:  Standard SFU course tuition applies as well as a mandatory supplementary course fee (estimate is $200.00 or less dependent on student numbers) used for field trips or other activities in which students will be directly engaged.  Students are responsible for purchasing or assembling a personal fieldwork kit (trowel, measuring tape etc).

Who Can Apply:  All SFU undergraduates who have taken Arch 201 (or equivalent) or with permission of the department are eligible. Participating students must be 19 years of age by May 31, 2017. Preference will be given to Archaeology Majors and those enrolled in the Cultural Resource Management Certificate but others are welcome and encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: Wednesday March 1, 2017.  Completed forms need to be submitted to the Department of Archaeology Main Office, EDB 9635. Forms are available here.

More Information:  David Burley (burley@sfu.ca).