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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 tend to 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!

2022 Field School Details:

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

2022 Excavation Field School

  • Fort Carlton Provincial Park (July 7, 8 & 10 and August 4-6, 2022) – The SAS will be undertaking excavations at Fort Carlton Provincial Historic Site during the summer months. Registration for the 2022 field schools is now closed. Visitors are welcome to view the excavations and speak with the on-site archaeologists during Provincial Park opening hours.
 Wanuskewin Field School
© Saskatchewan Archaeological Society, 2011

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