2021 Archaeology Field School in Barkley Sound

2019 UVic Archaeological Field School in Barkley Sound, Western Vancouver Island
2019 UVic Archaeology Field School in Barkley Sound departs after a day of fieldwork at a Tseshaht First Nation village site in the Broken Group Islands. Photo: Iain McKechnie.

Study Coastal Archaeology, Historical Ecology, and Indigenous Heritage in a National Park Reserve


July 5 - August 13, 2021

Applications accepted now - forms here.

Application deadline extended to March 12, 2021 at 4:00 pm.


Information session

Topic: UVic Field school information session

Time: Mar 10, 2021 03:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 847 5486 6444

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Visit the field school blog, read a 2016 story in The Ring or watch this video.                             

Description: The Department of Anthropology at UVic is running an archaeology field school in Nuu-chah-nulth First Nation territories on western Vancouver Island as part of three 1.5-credit courses (ANTH 343, ANTH 344 & 392). The first four days of the field school will be based in Victoria followed by two and a half weeks of remote camp-based fieldwork in Tseshaht First Nation territories in the Broken Group Islands in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. The final 3-weeks of the course will be spent at the University of Victoria where students will conduct laboratory analyses and prepare written research reports on recovered archaeological material. This course will be an immersive 6-week field experience (including hiking, camping, and boat travel) and require full days and dedicated teamwork. 

Academic Credit:  ANTH 343 -1.5 and ANTH 344 - 3 credits (July 5-24) and ANTH 392 - 1.5 credits (July 26-August 13) for a total of 4.5 UVic credits. Prerequisites are ANTH 240 and permission of the instructor.

Funding: see here if you are eligible for one (or more) of the support funds available.

Non-UVic students - please read this document which outlines the processes and costs associated with participating in this field school.