Seven Oaks House Field School

The Department of Anthropology will be offering a six-week archaeological field school at the Seven Oaks House site in Winnipeg, MB from May 21 through June 27, 2019. Students will learn the basics of site survey, excavation, and artifact analysis through hands-on experience at an outstanding local archaeological site.

Seven Oaks House was the homestead of the prominent Anglo-Métis Inkster family, who joined the Red River Settlement in the 1820s. Artifacts from the site span Winnipeg’s precontact, fur trade, and early urban periods, making it one of the few places in the city where this history remains preserved. Field school participants will have a unique opportunity to come face to face with Winnipeg’s past through excavating and analyzing artifacts and features at the Seven Oaks House site.

For more information about the field school, email rachel.tenbruggencate@umanitoba.ca. Students should enroll in the course prior to April 1, 2019.