Archeology Day 2015
July 18, 2015, 10am – 4pm

Archeology Day 2015 is cancelled due to extensive and persistent flooding in Kampsville. We hope you’ll join us next year and that the river cooperates.

If you’d like to support the CAA during this time of need, please consider a one-time donation or sustaining donation. Thank you!

Get ready for Archeology Day 2015! Use the map below to plan your route. The route on the map begins at Alton and is routed through Carrollton so that you arrive at the ferry. Click the map and enter your own starting point to get the best directions for you.

A fun and free event for all ages!


Explore Illinois archeology! You’re invited to spend a day exploring the fascinating 12,000-year history of west central Illinois through fun, hands-on activities, informational exhibits, and presentations about the current research being done by CAA archeologists.

Activities include: tours of our 2000 year old village site, artifact washing, spear (atlatl) throwing, pottery making, weaving, flintknapping demonstration, water-sorting of special soil samples, special exhibits at the CAA Museum, artifact identification, presentations by CAA archeologists on current research and much more. We have activities for all ages.

Admission Admission is free; donations are welcome.



Audience: All ages are welcome! Archeology Day is a family-friendly event. Check in at the CAA Museum, located at Route 100 & Oak Street, for a schedule of activities and event map. Activities will be located around town.

Directions: Kampsville is located on Highway 100 in Calhoun County, Illinois; it takes approximately 90 minutes to reach us from either St. Louis, MO or Springfield, IL. We are a rain or shine event!

Additional information: Email or call 618-653-4316