June 21 - July 30, 2020
At Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
This summer, a team from Portland State University, Washington State University Vancouver, and the National Park Service will explore one of the most important indigenous and colonial/multicultural sites in the Pacific Northwest.At Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, they will explore the multiple meanings of colonial and indigenous heritage while studying the material belongings of past and present peoples and documenting past practices and modern archaeological heritage resources.
Students in this field school are both undergraduate and graduate students. Over the course of this field school, they will learn to:
Visiting the Field SchoolA visit to see what the students and cultural resource specialists are finding at this year's excavation site is a fun way to learn about local history! This year's field school site is located near the Columbia River Waterfront by the City of Vancouver's Old Apple Tree Park. Visit to talk to students and National Park Service staff Monday through Friday, 9 am to 3 pm, during the field school.
Public Archaeology Field School BlogLearn more about this year's field school on a blog run by Portland State University Adjunct Associate Professor and National Park Service Archaeologist Dr. Doug Wilson. Check it out here.
Last updated: July 2, 2021