The University of Calgary is offering a volunteer excavation program at Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park this summer. Participants will excavate alongside members of the Archaeology Field School at the famous Cluny Fortified Village site. First time participants will receive a tour of the archaeological site. Volunteers will be supervised by experienced University of Calgary graduate students. Training in archaeological excavation techniques will be provided on site. All artifacts from the site are the property of the Siksika Nation and, ultimately, will be stored at Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park Interpretive Centre.
The program will operate from May 22 to June 22, 2018, Tuesday–Saturday. Cost consists of the daily admission fee to Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park ($12.00 + GST for adults, $8.00 for children). Participants will meet with volunteer program supervisors at the Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park Interpretive Centre parking lot at 9:00 AM each day—please note that there are no overnight accommodation facilities at the park.
Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times; the minimum age requirement is 12. All participants will be required to complete a Volunteer Liability Waiver Form and a Photography Waiver Form. Participants under the age of 18 must also complete an Informed Consent Form.
Check out our Facebook Page (University of Calgary Public Archaeology Program – https://www.facebook.com/UCpubarky) and our website (https://antharky.ucalgary.ca/public-archaeology/) for updates.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 403-220-8537 to register or for further information.