2022 UNB Bioarchaeology Field School

We are now accepting applications for the 2022 UNB Bioarchaeology Field School. As the only bioarchaeology-focused field school currently offered in Canada, this unique opportunity allows students to excavate an 18th century cemetery at the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site. Due to rapid and ongoing coastal erosion, our excavation work is part of a larger climate change management project in collaboration with Parks Canada. During the four weeks of this program students will work with leading experts in bioarchaeological excavation learning proper field and lab techniques needed for the ethical removal and storage of archaeological human remains. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to learn about historical archaeology and some of the millions of artifacts currently housed at Louisbourg. Come experience the beauty of Cape Breton Island on the east coast of Canada and learn more about those who lived and died at this impressive fortress. Applications are open now until March 1, 2022.

Further information about the program and how to apply can be found on our website (www.unb.ca/bioarchaeology) and you can also find us on social media (FB: UNB Bioarchaeology Field School, Instagram: unbbioarchaeologyfieldschool).

For more information about the Fortress of Louisbourg visit: https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/ns/louisbourg