Summer 2024 - ARCH 435 D100

Field Work Practicum

Class Number: 3641

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    May 6 – Jun 17, 2024: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, 9:30 a.m.–4:20 p.m.

  • Prerequisites:

    ARCH 282 or 372 and permission of the department. Normally taken concurrently with ARCH 433 and 434.



A practical application of the background knowledge and specific techniques of ARCH 433 and 434. It takes place in a research oriented field excavation. Evaluation of student performance is based upon assessments of efficiency and accuracy of excavation techniques/recording procedures, and upon the student's overall contribution to the smooth functioning of the team. Students may repeat this course for credit when the field project is different. Variable units: 3, 4, 5, 6.


This course provides the student with on-site practical experience in archaeological fieldwork, including excavations and data recording. It involves working five days a week on archaeological projects in North Vancouver and Squamish in collaboration with the Squamish First Nation. Curation and analysis of excavated materials will be carried out at the end of the project on campus at SFU


  • Field Forms 20%
  • Student Project 30%
  • Field/Laboratory Assessent 50%



Readings to be assigned.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning ( or 778-782-3112) as soon as possible to ensure that they are eligible and that approved accommodations and services are implemented in a timely fashion.

Deferred grades will be given only on the basis of authenticated medical disability.

Registrar Notes:


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Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the university community. Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the university. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the university.