Wild Archaeology brings twelve thousand years of human habitation of this land vividly to life for a large and diverse audience. In so doing, it highlights the cultural and spiritual practices as well as the artistic and technological innovations of the ancient First Peoples of Canada.
Wild Archaeology positions itself as a part of a very important paradigm shift that has occurred in both academia and western scientific culture as it pertains to Aboriginal studies. This shift recognizes the vital importance of consulting and partnering with archaeologists, anthropologists and Indigenous studies researchers of Aboriginal origin. The series consciously reflects this approach in the series through its commitment to engage in Aboriginal community outreach in each of the locales/settings and through the related topics that we will be focusing on. This is extremely important for the series because without the support and involvement of Canada’s Aboriginal peoples, we would not be granted access to vital information, locations and oral stories required to convey this exciting history.