Baikal-Hokkaido Archaeology Project
The Hamanaka 2 site on Funadomari Bay
The Hamanaka 2 siteThe Hamanaka 2 site
The Hamanaka 2 siteThe Hamanaka 2 site

Location: Hamanaka, Rebun Island, Japan

Season Dates: July 24, 2014 - August 31, 2014
Application Deadline: March 15, 2014



Program Type
Field school

Affiliation: University of Alberta

Project Director: Dr. Andrzej Weber, University of Alberta

Project Description

Under the direction of Dr. Andrzej Weber, the Department of Anthropology, University of Alberta, will be offering a 6-credit Archaeological Field School (ANTHR 396) on Rebun Island, Japan. This field school will be hosted by the Baikal-Hokkaido Archaeology Project (BHAP), which is an international collaborative research initiative exploring hunter-gatherer lifeways in Northeast Asia. For more information, please visit

Period(s) of Occupation: Late Jomon-Okhotsk

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Minimum Age: 18

Experience Required: "ANTHR 206: Intro to Archaeology" or equivalent

Room and Board Arrangements

Beds are Japanese-style futons arranged in a collective dorm room in a small, family-run tourist hostel in the town of Funadomari, approximately 2km from the Hamanaka 2 site. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided. There are also a few small grocery stores and restaurants within walking distance. Participants should expect a Japanese cultural experience as the accommodations and food are typical of rural Japan rather than Western hotels. For those with allergies and/or dietary preferences, please note that this also means THE PROVIDED FOOD WILL INCLUDE SOME MEAT AND SEAFOOD OF ALL KINDS AND OFFERING PERSONALIZED MEAL ACCOMMODATIONS WILL NOT BE POSSIBLE.

Academic Credit
Name of institution offering credit: University of Alberta
Number of credits offered: 6
Tuition: tuition + field school fee (please see website for details)

Contact Information
Baikal-Hokkaido Archaeology Project
Department of Anthropology, 13-15 HM Tory Building, University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB T6G 2H4
Phone: 780-492-9269

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