The 2020 UNB Bioarchaeology Field School is now accepting applications!

Come explore the Fortress of Louisbourg in beautiful Cape Breton, Canada and learn about one of the most expansive 18th century Fortresses in North America. Efforts to manage coastal erosion at Louisbourg has prompted this long-term rescue excavation and analysis of these burials. This unique program will offer students a multi-component, hands-on bioarchaeological field experience including excavation methods and techniques, field data recording, and ethical handling practices. Additionally, students will be engaged in the technical analyses of these skeletal remains through laboratory cataloguing, analysis, curation, and storage. As a National Historic Site of Canada, students will have opportunities to explore the Fortress, learn more about the history of 18th century Atlantic Canada, and share their experiences and research with the local community.

Website and online application:

Field School dates: July 18, 2020 - August 16, 2020

Application deadline: March 1, 2020 @ 5:00 pm (AST)

Contact information: Dr. Amy Scott ([email protected] or [email protected])

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Field school's sexual harassment policy as submitted

The UNB Bioarchaeology Field School embraces diversity in its participants. We commit to providing a welcoming and safe space for all participants regardless of sex, ethnicity, age, physical appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, financial situation, religion, national origin, cultural background, pregnancy, parental or marital status. The UNB Bioarchaeology Field School takes the safety and well-being of all participants and staff members seriously and has a zero-tolerance policy for bullying, harassment or discriminatory behaviour of any kind. In accordance with the UNB harassment policy, any behaviour that violates this code of conduct will result in dismissal from the field school program.

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