Department of Tourism and Culture

Heritage Resources


Archaeology Program

Archaeological sites in the Yukon contain some of the earliest evidence of human occupation in the New World. These sites preserve the history of the first people of Yukon.

The Yukon Archaeology program is responsible for protecting and managing archaeological sites and collections recovered from Non-settlement Land.

Resources for researchers and consultants

Find permit application forms, reporting guidelines and site registration forms.


Resources for land developers

Find development guidelines, best practices and fieldworker resources.

Best practices

Archaeology publications

Find published Yukon archaeology papers and booklets.

Occasional Paper series

Archaeology booklet series

Ice patch archaeology project

The Yukon Ice Patch and Site Inventory Project contributes to the ongoing monitoring and study of receding ice patches in alpine areas of the Southern Lakes region.

Information and publications

First Nations community archaeology project

This program was developed to support cooperative research between First Nation and Yukon governments in the investigation and documentation of Yukon's prehistoric past.

Learn more

Contact Archaeology Program

Heritage Resources Unit
Cultural Services Branch
Department of Tourism & Culture
Government of Yukon
Fax: 1-867-667-5377 
Office Location
133A Industrial Road,
Whitehorse, Yukon

Mailing Address 
P.O. Box 2703 (L-2A)
Whitehorse, Yukon
Canada Y1A 2C6

Ty Heffner 
Yukon Archaeologist
Phone: 1-867-667-3771

Christian Thomas
Senior Projects Archaeologist
Phone: 1-867-667-5983

Jodie MacMillan
Development Assessment Archaeologist
Phone: 1-867-456-6102

Holly Smith
Development Assessment Archaeologist
Phone: 1-867-332-4057