IFR: Canada-Fort Vermilion Field School

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The study of the different aspects of European contact in the Americas is a diverse field studying a very dynamic time period that would shape the continent forever. Come to the picturesque landscape of Alberta, Canada to dig deeply (literally) into the fur trade of the late 1700-1800's and the effects this big business had on the landscape, economy, and every day lives of the people who were involved.

If you’re looking for a “real and authentic” field school experience away from the rigors of modern living, this is the field school for you! Fort Vermilion is a well established field program held annually in the breathtaking wilderness of Northern Alberta. This program will prepare you not only for the methodology and practices of archaeology, but also for the outdoor adventure that you crave as an archaeologist!

  • archaeology
  • excavation
  • camping
  • contact period
  • fur trade

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The Institute for Field Research (IFR) was created in March 2011 by a group of leading academic archaeologists. Operating as an independent, nonprofit academic organization has allowed us to break down traditional institutional barriers and deliver...