Ordell Steen (left)

Ordell Steen (left)

Elder College students study archaeology

The Cariboo-Chilcotin Elder College archaeology class will be heading to the Chilcotin this Sunday to examine ancient First Nations pit house sites off of Highway 20.

The Cariboo-Chilcotin Elder College archaeology class will be heading to the Chilcotin this Sunday to examine ancient First Nations pit house sites off of Highway 20.

The group will also visit sites Toosey and the sacred site of petroglyphs in Farwell Canyon, says class member Chris Hornby.

This field trip wraps up the Elder College archeology winter program with Thompson Rivers University professor Beth Bedard.

During the six-week course that started in March the students learned how to make arrow heads from obsidian and other rocks. They also studied important local and world archaeology sites.

“We studied the local archaeology dig when they were building the new section of Highway 97 near Lac la Hache over the last few years,” Hornby says.

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