May – September 2014
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!
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)
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!
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.