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 Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site in southern Alberta, the Fincastle site, a bison kill site dated to 2,500 years ago also in southern Alberta, 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, and I conduct lithic and faunal analyses 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 Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump in southern 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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