I completed my doctoral degree in archaeology at the Katholieke Universiteit (KU) Leuven, Belgium in 2002. I have been fortunate to have worked on archaeological excavations across the world, including Israel, Turkey, Egypt, Poland, Belgium, and Canada. My current field projects are at the Fincastle site in southern Alberta, a bison kill site dated to 2,500 years ago, Fort Vermilion in northern Alberta, one of earliest fur trade sites in the province, and Tel Beth-Shemesh in Israel, an ancient city that was occupied from 1,800 to 635 BCE. My research focuses on the site formation processes and geoarchaeology at these and other sites, but I conduct lithic and faunal analyses as well.

In addition to teaching the more traditional classroom-based courses, I teach students how to carry out field and laboratory research. This year's archaeological field school will be at early fur trade site of Fort Vermilion in northern Alberta.

Go to the Field school page for more information about these field school and research projects.

Office: B874
Ph: 329-2531
E-Mail: bubest@uleth.ca
University of Lethbridge
Department of Geography

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