Volunteer Archaeology in and around Calgary

Ok, so you’ve always wanted to dabble in a little archaeology but you’re not quite ready to take the big leap and go on the best dig ever (svgdigs).  Well, stay local and try your hand at a couple of volunteer programs around Calgary. If you’re an avid enthusiast, join the Archaeological Society of Alberta and keep up to date on all future events. Then, when you’ve got the bug, you can think about joining us in the Caribbean…

1. July 11 to 29, Bar U Ranch, near Longview, Alberta. Work on a real dig and get to enjoy everything Bar U has to offer. Open to the public, ages 15 and older. Contact Bar U Ranch for details (David: 709 533-3127 or

2. July 18, Pine Coulee (west of Stavely, Alberta).  Volunteers may be involved in mapping and recording tipi rings, effigies and drive lanes, locating and recording erratics and cottonwood groves, photographing rock art. Contact Lindsay for details: or (403) 370-8467.

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