Come and dig with us! No experience necessary! All ages welcome! Our field schools run for four days but one-day options are available.  Field schools are held during the spring and summer of each year and dates are announced by March.

Each year we offer field schools of two types:

  • Survey Field School: involves field mapping of important tipi rings and boulder configuration sites as well as homesteads and other surface features.
  • Excavation Field School: offers the chance to participate in an excavation.

This program is open to the general public of all ages. It accomplishes two main purposes:

  • It provides exposure to scientific archaeological methods and conservation of archaeological resources, and
  • It provides hands-on experience and an appreciation of the value of our archaeological heritage.

Both are fun!

2018 Field School Details:

To be announced!

Carol, Henry, & Callie excavating at the Farr Site in 2015
© Saskatchewan Archaeological Society, 2015

2017 Excavation Field School

  • Humboldt Telegraph Station Excavation – July 24-28 – We partnered with the Humboldt & District Museum and Western Heritage to undertake excavations at the Telegraph Station at Original Humboldt.
  • Chimney Coulee (EMITA – Exploring Métis Identity Through Archaeology – Project) – August 8 – September 1 – Dr. Kisha Supernant & Eric Tebby (University of Alberta)

2017 Survey Field School

  • Filling the Gap: The Forks to Cabri Project – June 4-9 – Survey along the South Saskatchewan and Red Deer Rivers near Empress, AB with Drs. Margaret Kennedy (U of S) and Brian Reeves (Lifeways of Canada Ltd.).
  • Herschel Area Survey & Recording Project – June 9-11 – Stone feature recording project near Herschel, SK.

 Wanuskewin Field School
© Saskatchewan Archaeological Society, 2011

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