May
25
Mon
Flintknapping Workshop with Tim Dillard
May 25 – May 29 all-day

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The CAA offers a week-long, hands-on workshop in chipped stone technology with Tim Dillard. Tim is an expert flintknapper with over twenty-five years of experience. Informal lectures on tool forms, chert, quarrying strategies, local geology, and technical aspects of knapping will set the stage for sessions in percussion, billet, and pressure flaking. Participants also go on chert collection trips and learn how to heat-treat chert. Experienced and novice flintknappers are welcome!

Jun
6
Sat
Adult Excavation Day
Jun 6 all-day

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Our day programs, running from 9am to 4pm on Saturday June 7 or September 13, are perfect for adults who have always been interested in experiencing archeology. You’ll explore an ancient American Indian community at our 2000 year-old village site and process artifacts.

Jun
13
Sat
Family Excavation Day
Jun 13 all-day

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Give your family the opportunity to learn about prehistoric peoples and archeology. Family Excavation Day combines an introduction to archeological excavation with the exploration of prehistoric life. Join us for a fun day of discovery!

Jun
15
Mon
Arizona State University Field School 2015
Jun 15 – Jul 25 all-day

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The Center for American Archeology is proud to host the annual Arizona State University Field School in Kampsville, IL. The field school offers three concurrent six-week, nine-credit hour programs. Students may enroll for one of the following tracks:

  • Bioarcheology & Human Osteology
  • Field Archeology & Geophysical Testing
  • Geomatics (Geophysical Testing & GIS)
High School Field School
Jun 15 – Jul 3 all-day

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Our High School Field School is your opportunity to participate in archeological research and learn about prehistoric peoples. Working with our staff and interns, you will learn foundations in field excavation, laboratory processing, and how archeologists develop interpretations based on their research. High School Field School is a great way to explore your interest in archeology!

Jul
6
Mon
Advanced High School Field School
Jul 6 – Jul 10 all-day

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Students with prior experience in archeology, including those who completed one or more weeks of High School Field School can apply to Advanced High School Field School! This program takes archeology to the next level. Students learn how to conduct surface surveys, identify archeological artifacts, and more.

Jul
13
Mon
Adult Field School
Jul 13 – Aug 7 all-day

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The Center for American Archeology offers four weeks of field excavation and laboratory analyses for undergraduates, graduate students, and adults of all ages interested in an intensive archeological experience.

Jul
18
Sat
Archeology Day 2015
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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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.

Aug
8
Sat
Family Dig It Weekend
Aug 8 @ 3:00 pm – Aug 9 @ 4:00 pm
Sep
12
Sat
Adult Excavation Day
Sep 12 all-day

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Our day programs, running from 9am to 4pm on Saturday June 7 or September 13, are perfect for adults who have always been interested in experiencing archeology. You’ll explore an ancient American Indian community at our 2000 year-old village site and process artifacts.