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Archaeology of the Lower Fraser River (In-person)

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

Designed in collaboration with archaeologists from the UBC Laboratory of Archaeology, this program includes a hands-on introduction to cultural belongings used long ago for hunting, fishing, wood-working and home life. Students will learn how cedar bark was made into rope and have a chance to make a bracelet for themselves using these techniques. By understanding the deep knowledge First Nations required to create tools and belongings, students will enhance their respect for First Nations’ cultures today.

The in-person program is part of an overall unit plan, with prerequisite lessons to be used in class before the visit that show the techniques used by archaeologists to find and identify the belongings.

Once you book this school program, you will receive the complete unit plan by email, along with confirmation of date and time of the in-person visit.

Learn about MOA’s Archaeology of the Lower Fraser River live digital program here.

To book this program, please submit a booking request.