Japan - ANT414H5: People and Plants in Prehistory

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The Course: ANT414H5F

The examination of plant remains from archaeological sites addresses many issues, some of which include environmental interaction, plant domestication, and early plant use. Students will learn plant remains identification and interpretation skills through a combination of laboratory and seminar sessions. [12L, 24P]

Prerequisite: (ANT200H5, ANT201H5), (ANT312H5 / ANT318H5) or P.I.
Limited Enrolment 

The Trip: Japan Fall Reading Week

During the fall reading week travel with Professor Gary Crawford and a small group of students to Hokkaido. Visit the Sakshu Kotoni Gawa and other archaeological sites. Learn about heritage management and the world of aracheological practice in Japan. We will also learn about the natural history of Hokkaido. A visit to an Ainu community will cap our visit.

Why Participate

  • ­­Develop anthropological research skills;
  • Contribute to transformational research;
  • Add international experience to your resume; 
  • ­­Establish connections with fellow students and your professor.


Estimated cost of International Component 2019-2020: CAD $3700-$4000

*The amount posted is currently under review by the University Business Board. Approved amounts will be confirmed in March 2019. 

What is Included: Flights, transportation, accommodation, meals and in-country activities associated with the course. Funding Available!

What is NOT Included: Course fees, fees associated with travel insurance, trip cancellation insurance, additional optional tours/activities while abroad, visa applications, medical exams, vaccinations, and any other additional costs.

Funding 2019-2020

  • This experience is offered with the generous support of the Office of the Dean, which means; bursaries will be awarded based on demonstrated financial need (not linked to OSAP) as shown in your funding request in your UTM Abroad application.
  • Read more about funding here!

Please Note: You will recieve payment due dates at the time of accpetance. 



First Instalment                       


Second Instalment Due


Third Instalment Due


Fourth Instalment Due


Fifth Instalment Due will be announced in September

Need To Know

  • The cost and itinerary are subject to change.
  • Students must be enrolled in ANT414H5 and will be required to abide by the corresponding UTM Abroad application requirements and deadlines to participate in the international experience.
  • Payments can be made over five installments. Fees must be paid in full by the required deadlines.
  • To prepare for the trip, students attending will participate in a mandatory pre-departure and safety abroad session during the month of September.