Each summer, Portland State University, Washington State University-Vancouver, and the National Park Service conduct a field school for college students at the Vancouver National Historic Reserve.
The two-part program introduces students to the methods and theories of fieldwork in historical archaeology. Students participate in all aspects of field and lab work: laying out units, excavation by shovel and trowel, mapping, drawing, photography, and cleaning, identifying, and analyzing artifacts.
The season also includes a lecture series featuring guest speakers and staff.
To learn more about upcoming field schools, email Archaeologist Dr. Doug Wilson.