The Laboratory of Archaeology Archives (LoAA) cares for and preserves all the associated records related to the belongings (artifact) collections in the repository. In addition, we have large collections of student and faculty papers and photographs and maps on archaeology in British Columbia and around the world.
LoAA maintains and provides access to documents and records related to materials cared for in the Laboratory of Archaeology (LOA) repository and any research materials related to those collections including provincial site survey forms, catalogues, field notes, photographs, maps, drawings, and correspondence.

LOA is committed to the scholarly study of the material evidence of past cultures. The study of these materials is an essential part of the Laboratory’s responsibility to further knowledge of the past. The Laboratory also recognizes the rights of descendants and originating peoples and is committed to dealing sensitively and responsibly with the First Nations groups on the care of these materials.

The collections are currently in the process of being arranged and described. Please continue to check back, or contact us directly for a request by email at anth.archives@ubc.ca or by phone at 604-822-2567.

The Laboratory of Archaeology (LOA) is located on the University of British Columbia’s Point Grey campus and on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people.

Tips for searching:

  • Use quotation marks, ex/ "word or phrase" to search for a specific phrase or part of phrase.
  • To search for all projects pertaining to one site, use the Borden number (ex. DhRt-4*) or site name.

  • *For search terms which include a hyphen, enclose that search term in parentheses, ex. "DhRt-4".

It is better to search using a site name rather than the site number for sites that predate the use of the Borden site number system. ex./ For cesnaem/Marpole site, use "Marpole" as there may be older records using the earlier site designations such as: EB or Ma instead of DhRs-1.