Camosun College

Archaeological Field Assistant

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Program Information

School:Camosun College
Faculty:Arts and Sciences
Field of Study:Anthropology
Description:British Columbia’s rich history can be traced back 12,000 years through oral tradition and archaeological sites. Over 90% of the archaeology work done in British Columbia is completed by contract archaeologists in compliance with provincial heritage legislation. Students interested in working as a crew member on these field projects or First Nations community members interested in participating in cultural resource management within their traditional territories, will find this intensive program useful for learning the applied skills required to perform the job. The Archaeology Field Assistant Program will fill this knowledge gap by teaching a diverse set of skills, such as, using survey equipment, recording sites, basic artifact identification, and how to identifying and document culturally modified trees. Students are also introduced to provincial heritage legislation, First Nations traditional heritage management and perspectives of archaeology. If you intend to pursue a career as an archaeologist, this program will compliment your Associate Degree, Bachelor of Arts, or graduate degrees in Anthropology.
URL:Archaeological Field Assistant at Camosun College
Length:4 Week(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $518

Admission Requirements


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  •  Grade12 English 

You must submit proof of a letter grade of “C+”’ or higher in English 12 or TPC 12 or assessment. If you lack the required grade levels for admission, we offer upgrading courses in a variety of formats to meet your needs. Please refer to Web site for more information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on September 18, 2015