Volunteer: Chimney Coulee Excavation

Come and excavate Metis wintering cabins at Chimney Coulee, Saskatchewan!

When: August 8-September 1, 2017

Where: Chimney Coulee Historic Site, 10 min north of Eastend, SK

The Chimney Coulee site has a rich archaeological record from the 19th century. Three different occupations occurred at this site between 1860-1890: a Metis wintering camp, a longhouse built by Issac Cowie and his crew, and a short-lived Northwest Mounted Police post. This summer, the EMITA (Exploring Metis Identity Through Archaeology) project will be excavating Metis wintering cabins at this important site. We are looking for volunteers to help with excavation, screening, mapping, and survey during the month of August. Experience preferred but not required. There are places to stay in nearby Eastend, including camping and hotel accommodation. Lunch and necessary equipment will be provided for all participants. All are welcome!

For more information, please contact Eric Tebby (etebby@ualberta.ca) or project director Dr. Kisha Supernant (kisha.supernant@ualberta.ca).