Fort Vancouver 2017 Summer Archaeology Program
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site invites the public to engage with archaeologists at one of the Pacific Northwest's premier archaeological sites. Tuesday through Saturday, June 27 to July 28, from 9 am to 4 pm, members of the public can visit excavation sites at Fort Vancouver and Vancouver Barracks and learn about how archaeologists study the past. A special summer lecture series will also highlight archaeology throughout the country, and the national park's popular Kids Dig! program will introduce youth ages 8 to 12 to the fascinating world of archaeology.
Kids Dig! programs will take place on July 1, July 8, and July 22 at 10:30 am and 2 pm, inside the reconstructed Fort Vancouver. Space is limited to 20 children. Spots for each program can be reserved by calling (360) 816-6250. Learn more at https://go.usa.gov/xNpe4
Public lectures in this series explore archaeology with particular ties to historical archaeology and the archaeology of the region. Topics include indigenous archaeology, the archaeology of the fur trade and military, and the archaeology of the oldest national park in the world. All lectures will take place at the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center at 7 pm
June 29- Training the Next Generation: Indigenous Methods in Archaeological Practice with the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon by Sarah Gonzalez
July 13- Recent Archaeological Research in Yellowstone National Park by Dr. Beth Horton
July 20- Fort Apache Pasts, Presents, Futures by John R. Welch
July 27- Smudge Pits, Clay Pots, and Ball Courts: Understanding the Relationship Between People and Things by James M. Skibo