Public Archaeology Field School

Students participate in an archaeological excavation onsite as part of the annual Archaeology Field School
Students gain practical hands-on experience in archaeology during the annual Archaeology Field School

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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.

Last updated: April 3, 2018

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