New UAlberta archaeology field school explores historic Métis settlement land


Students at the University of Alberta’s new archaeology field school are exploring a historic Métis settlement site in St Albert, Alberta. The new field school is offered through the Department of Anthropology in partnership with UAlberta’s Institute of Prairie and Indigenous Archaeology (IPIA); the Arts and Heritage Foundation of St Albert; and the Métis Nation of Alberta, Local 1904. Students at the site are conducting hands-on research through excavations, drone surveys, and ground-penetrating radar. The program will operate into late June, after which time the ground will be restored to its original state as much as possible.

Edmonton Journal