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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!

2021 Field School Details:

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

2021 Excavation Field School

  • Fort Carlton Provincial Park (July and August 2021) – The SAS will be undertaking excavations at Fort Carlton Provincial Historic Site during the summer months. There will be limited opportunities for guest excavators to participate depending on provincial health regulations. If you are interested in joining us on site, please contact the office to be placed on our waiting list. 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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