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Archaeological Field Assistant

Certificate in Archaeological Field Assistant

Digging for human stories

This program is currently under review and is not accepting applications for May 2016.

Thank you for your interest in the Archaeological Field Assistant program. Please contact the Program Leader, Nicole Kilburn to be added to our interest list and to be notified of our next program intake.

Handling history with care

British Columbia's rich history can be traced back 12,000 years through oral tradition and archaeological sites. Over 90% of the archaeology work done in British Columbia is completed by contract archaeologists in compliance with provincial heritage legislation. If you're interested in working as a crew member on these field projects or you're a First Nations community member interested in participating in cultural resource management within your traditional territories, this intensive program will teach you the applied skills required.

What you'll learn

In the Archaeology Field Assistant program you will learn a diverse set of skills, such as using survey equipment, recording sites, basic artifact identification, and you will learn how to identify and document culturally modified trees.

You'll also be introduced to provincial heritage legislation, First Nations traditional heritage management and perspectives of archaeology.

Related programs

If you intend to pursue a career as an archaeologist, this month-long program will complement your studies at Camosun or any future bachelor or graduate degree in Anthropology.

Archaeological Field Assistant

Four weekends and three evenings
Work Experience
Field trips and an applied field project
Lansdowne and off-site
Arts & Science
Contact Us
Camosun College Lansdowne
3100 Foul Bay Rd
Victoria BC V8P 5J2
Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1
  • 250–370–3000
  • 1–877–554–7555 (toll-free)

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