The Boyd Archaeological Field School
Over a three week period, students develop and master interdisciplinary knowledge and skills through the exploration of Aboriginal and Euro-Canadian histories. The course includes lectures and hands-on work at an archaeological site under the instruction of certified teachers and archaeologists. The Boyd Archaeological Field School, recipient of the 2005 Peggy Armstrong Public Archaeology Award, is entering its 33rd year of operation under the sponsorship of the Continuing Education Department of the York Region Board of Education with assistance from a number of partners.
This summer course includes accommodation for a range of abilities and needs. Students will earn a Grade 12 University Prep Credit in Interdisciplinary Studies (IDC4U).
The course instructors include Ontario teachers, licensed archaeologists, Aboriginal educators and respected professionals in a variety of specialties.
- an introduction to archaeological theory
- archaeological excavation field work
- analysis of artifacts
- study of past Aboriginal and Euro-Canadian histories
- introduction to modern Aboriginal philosophies, worldview and contemporary social issues
- analysis of the environment of the culture
- flintknapping and other lost arts
- a Grade 12 Interdisciplinary Studies credit (IDC4U) is awarded on successful completion of the field school
- evaluation is based on archaeological field and lab work, classroom participation, essays, assignments and a final exam
A general information session may be offered in April for those who are interested in learning more about the course and meeting some of the instructors. For inquiries, call or email Cathy Crinnion at 416.661.6600 ext.5323 or [email protected]