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Archaeology of the Lower Fraser River (Live Digital)

Be an archaeologist for a day! Discover the rich, 9,000-year history of the First Nations people who live along the lower Fraser River by learning about their ways of life, tools, and technologies.

With the help of volunteer facilitators during the live digital component, you will be encouraged to think about how cultural belongings were made and used. You can recognize modern versions of many of these tools today.

Each 50-minute virtual program was designed in collaboration with archaeologists from the Laboratory of Archaeology at UBC.

We also recognize with appreciation the Musqueam people, whose knowledge guides the ongoing evolution of the program.

The live digital session is part of an overall unit plan, with prerequisite lessons that show the techniques used by archaeologists to find and identify the belongings.

Select two themes from these four options:

  • Woodworking – Tools for building houses and canoes
  • Life at Home – Food, weaving and woolly dogs.
  • Fishing – Fish for dinner? Nets and net weights, harpoons, and knives.
  • Hunting – Tools designed for every purpose, from arrows to atlatls.

Once you book this school program, you will receive the complete unit plan by email, along with confirmation of date and time of the live digital component.

  • Grades: 4 – 7
  • Duration (for live digital component only): 30 minutes + 20 minutes Q+A
  • Times (for live digital component only): Wednesdays, morning (10 am or 11 am) or afternoon (1 pm or 1:30 pm)

Fee: $100 + GST/class

To book this program, please submit a booking request.