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2018 Archaeological Field School

AR219* Archaeological Field Methods: Tay Point Archaeology Project

  • May 14 - June 22, Penetanguishene, Ontario
  • Professor: Dr. Bonnie Glencross
  • Applications are due no later than Jan. 30, 2018

Please submit a covering letter or e-mail with the following information:

  • Name
  • Student Number
  • Year of Study at Laurier
  • Registered Major
  • Contact Information: Phone, Email, Address

Please leave covering letter in an envelope in Dr. Glencross' mailbox on the first floor of 202 Regina Street, outside the Archaeology and Heritage Studies Department Office, or drop the application off to Dr. Glencross in person at 202 Regina St., Room 106F or send by email to bglencross@wlu.ca.

Eligibility Criteria

AR219* is a required course for the Archaeology and Heritage Studies program.

Priority will be given to Archaeology and Heritage Studies majors, although students from any departmental program, or faculty at Laurier, are eligible to apply.

The applicant must be in academic good-standing and a full-time or part-time registered student.

Experience in archaeological excavation is not a prerequisite.

Background Information

The field school introduces students to current techniques used in the archaeological investigation of a historic period, Indigenous site. Stratigraphic excavation methods will be used in a detailed examination of middens and settlement patterns of a 17th century Huron-Wendat village site located on Tay Point, Penetanguishene, Ontario. Students will be instructed in all aspects of surveying, field excavation and photography, plan- and section-drawing, artifact identification and processing.

Classroom lectures will be scheduled on Laurier's Waterloo campus during the week of May 14-18.

Fieldwork will take place on site between May 22 and June 22. During this period students will live together at Camp Simpresca.

The normal work day will be from about 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Tours of Sainte-Marie among the Hurons and other archaeological sites in Huronia are planned.

The total estimates cost is $900 plus tuition for two courses (AR219* counts for 1.0 credit, or two 0.5 credit courses).