Archaeology Field School

  • An archaeology field school is a six  credit course, occassionally offered in the seven week May/June semester. Although the location may change from year to year, it is likely to remain in southern British Columbia, and is usually in a location where students can get to and from the field location on their own. Permission of the instructor is necessary to enrol in the field school, and students must apply through a formal process.

    Field School Forest Walk


    Effective 2014, the field school is on hiatus. For more information, contact the instructor, Bob Muckle at  

    The ANTH 241 course is worth six credits. Regular tuition fees apply (for six credits). The focus of the field school is locating, recording, and excavating sites from the early 1900s in the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve (LSCR) in North Vancouver, only a few kilometers from Capilano University.

    Students are responsible for getting themselves to and from the work area each day. The entrance to the LSCR can be accessed by vehicle or public transit; but there will often be considerable walking required once in the LSCR. The course instructor is Bob Muckle.

    Students must apply to participate, and fifteen students are selected from the pool of applicants. Up to seven students will be selected from the pool of applicants submitting at the posted early application date, and the remainder will be selected from the pool of applicants submitting by the posted final applications date. Applicants will be notified whether their application has been successful within 10 days of the deadlines.

    The application should include:

    2. A brief cover letter explaining why you are interested in participating in the field school
    3. A resume

    Note: Many factors go into the selection of students for the field school. Grade point average is important, but not necessarily more important than a demonstrated excellent work ethic and passion for learning and spending time in the outdoors. Students will be expected to have excellent attendance, never be late, get along well with all others, do high-quality independent work in the field and lab, and demonstrate leadership and initiative when appropriate. Those identified as references will be asked primarily about these sorts of things.

    Questions should be directed to Bob Muckle, in person, office FR431 or via email: