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Bioarchaeology Field School at Fortress of Louisbourg

Our department hosts the UNB Bioarchaeology Field School program at the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site of Canada in partnership with Parks Canada.

A multi-component field program

This hands-on bioarchaeological field experience includes:

  • excavation methods and techniques
  • field data recording
  • ethical handling practices

Additionally, you will engage in the technical analyses of these skeletal remains through laboratory cataloguing, analysis, curation and storage.

How to apply


We maintain four labs used for both research and teaching purposes.

Our goal is to train strong academic students and help them understand the comprehensive discipline of anthropology

We accomplish this by providing you with experiential learning and access to materials during laboratory classes and discussion sections.

By using lab-based environments as well as classrooms, you are allowed to:

  • engage in learning
  • participate more freely
  • build skills in teamwork and professionalism
  • focus on practical applications

Field school

Downeast Maine Coastal Archaeology Field School

Students gain field experience in archaeological excavation at a community-engaged archaeological field school on the coast of Downeast Maine. In addition to field training, students participate in a variety of field trips.