Drop-in Info Session


Date: Thursday, 6th February 2014

Time: 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: Life & Health Sciences Building-DNA C233

Please attend, ask questions and get informed!


Summer 2014 Ontario Field School

Tentative dates are -

1 May to 11 June, 2014



Ontario Field School

Summer 2014 Field School

The 2014 Ontario Field School provides a focused and intensive
introduction to archaeological field methods, from Stage Two (field
survey) to Stage Three and Four (excavation). Our fieldwork is
supported by digital survey methods, GIS, and digital cartography,
which provides participants with learning opportunities in GIS and
Total Station survey. We will be working in the vicinity of
Peterborough, ON, and mainly, but not exclusively, concentrating our
activities on the further definition and excavation of Archaic and
Woodland-period settlement patterns. The program runs for six weeks, between 1 May and 11 June (Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm). This is a non-residential field school, although summer accommodation is available on the Trent University campus, and short-term self-catered camping may be possible at the field site.

The short and medium range goals of the Field School Program are to:
provide participants with the technical knowledge required to
undertake and report on different types of archaeological field survey
and excavation methods that meet the current Standards and Guidelines for Consultant Archaeologists (Ontario); develop participants'
theoretical understanding of the role of archaeological fieldwork and
its relationship to broader issues (First Nations, heritage
conservation, land claims, stake holder concerns; etc.); and build
participants' respect and understanding of Ontario's archaeological
heritage. In all cases, the technical and practical work will be
situated in an evolving problem-oriented framework, to which you are
expected to contribute through the course.

Application Procedures 

for Trent Students:

  1. Print and complete Application Form 
  2. Upon admission to the 2014 Ontario Field School, print and complete the Registration Form

for Students attending Trent on a Letter of Permission:

  1. Print and complete Application Form
  2. Complete admission and registration procedures as outlined in acceptance package from Professor Conolly.
  3. Upon admission to the 2014 Ontario Field School, print and complete the Registration Form




Ontario Field School application deadline:

Course is now FULL!

Please remember to include your $250 CDN Course Fee cheque with your application, (payable to: Trent University - Department of Anthropology).  Course enrollment is by permission of the instructor.

Please go through the checklist posted below:

  Ontario Field Course Checklist

For further information please contact:

Professor James Conolly
Department of Anthropology
Trent University
Peterborough, Ontario
K9J 7B8
telephone: (705) 748-1011 x7868