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UNB-UNE Downeast Coastal Archaeology Field School

The field school is a partnership between the University of New Brunswick and the University of New England. 

July 5 – 25, 2023 | Sipp Bay, Maine, USA

Contact Gabe Hrynick ( for an application.

 Four weeks in the field in coastal Maine 

  • 3 credit hours 

The Downeast Coastal Archaeology Field School investigates cultural transitions among coastal hunter-gatherers from ca. 2200 years ago to European contact. 
This year, we will focus on Sipp Bay at two eroding Indigenous coastal sites.  These sites offer an opportunity to learn about Wabanaki lifeways before European contact. Throughout this project, there is an emphasis on collaboration with Wabanaki communities.

Students will be part of an active research program in coastal archaeology and may have opportunities to develop their own research interests.

The field weeks are supplemented by:

  • lectures 
  • laboratory training 
  • field trips  

Students will receive instruction in excavation techniques, surficial and intertidal survey, basic photography, mapping, and record keeping. In addition, all students will participate in the collaborative aspects of the project.

Room and board expenses for UNB students are covered through generous support from the UNB Office of Experiential Learning.