Lemon Creek Archaeology Field School Hosts Open House

Open House Participants Learn in Archaeology School


On July 13th, the Lemon Creek Archaeology Field School in South Slocan, operated by New York’s Hamilton College, hosted an open house and invited the public to come and see what the site is all about and what Selkirk and Hamilton College students unearthed this summer.

The event was held at the Slocan Narrows Pithouse Village and showcased the student’s discoveries through informative lectures given by the site’s director, Hamilton College professor Nathan Goodale, as well as guided tours to highlight what was learned over the summer. 

Open house highlights opportunities and discoveries

Hamilton College partners with Selkirk College to provide spaces for both Selkirk and Hamilton College students, and since June 10, they have been on site training in archaeological excavation techniques, ethnography, linguistics, and oral traditions of the interior Pacific Northwest and Upper Columbia River drainage. 

Selkirk student Micheline Marr, who participated in the field school, said “this open house event was a great way to show people what we’ve been working on and what the school has to offer.”

Involving the community

Saturday’s open house was an interactive event and provided opportunities for participants from around the area to learn about the school’s significant finds and get excited about archaeology. The event also helped raise money for the Slocan Valley Heritage Trail Society, with proceeds from the BBQ going towards interpretive signage and other enhancements along the Slocan Valley Rail Trail.

Building on strategic directions

Participating in the open house and highlighting the work of the school builds on Selkirk's strategic directions to increase enrolments, and engage the wider community in learning and developing innovative programs and services. 

For more information, please contact David Feldman, School Chair at 250.365.1331.

Open House Participants Learn Discoveries were unearthed at the filed school this summer.‌ 

Learn more about our University & Arts Anthropology Courses or visit our UAS Facebook page. Learn more about the Lemon Creek Archaeology Field School at Selkirk College.