Archaeology Field School

Summer 2011July 25 to August 29, 2011

The Brandon University Archaeological Field School (12:342) is a six (6)-credit course in archaeological field methods.  Students in the program will receive basic training in archaeological field and lab methods, as well as practical experience in community living under typical fieldwork conditions.

With support from CFB Shilo’s RCA Museum, students in the field school will be participating in the Whitewater Prisoner of War (PoW) Camp Archaeology Project, a Stanford University and Parks Canada collaboration.  This Second World War internment camp was built near Whitewater Lake in Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba, Canada. Occupied from 1943 to 1945, the camp held about 400 German Afrika Korps soldiers captured in Egypt after the Second Battle of El-Alamein.