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University of Calgary Public Archaeology Program

The University of Calgary Public Archaeology Program is now confirmed for another excavation season in 2016! The Program will be operating Monday-Friday from May 16th to June 17th, 2016. 

The Public Archaeology Program offers a Laboratory Analysis Program and an Excavation Program.

Excavation Program

Excavation participants

Since 2014, the University of Calgary has offered a volunteer excavation program at Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park. Participants excavate alongside members of the Archaeological Field School at the famous Cluny Fortified Village site. Volunteers were supervised by experienced University of Calgary graduate students. Training in archaeological excavation techniques was provided on site. All artifacts from the site are the property of the Siksika Nation and, ultimately, will be stored at Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park Interpretive Centre.

Check out our brochure for more information about the volunteer excavation program!

 

 

Laboratory Analysis Program

Aerial Photo of Cluny Fortified Village SiteThe Laboratory Analysis Program is on hiatus until further notice.

The volunteer Laboratory Analysis Program works with material from the excavations at the famous Cluny Fortified Village site in Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park. Participants analyze artifacts in an archaeological laboratory on the University of Calgary campus. Laboratory activities may include cataloging material, pottery reconstruction, and artifact photography.