May
26
Mon
Flintknapping Workshop with Tim Dillard
May 26 – May 31 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
7
Sat
Adult Excavation Day
Jun 7 – Jun 8 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
8
Sun
Arizona State University Field School 2014
Jun 8 – Jul 19 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)
Jun
14
Sat
Family Excavation Day
Jun 14 – Jun 15 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
16
Mon
High School Field School
Jun 16 – Jul 5 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
7
Mon
Advanced High School Field School
Jul 7 – Jul 12 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
12
Sat
Archeology Day 2014
Jul 12 @ 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.

Jul
26
Sat
Family Excavation Day
Jul 26 – Jul 27 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!

Aug
16
Sat
Family Dig It Weekend
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – Aug 17 @ 11:00 am
Sep
13
Sat
Adult Excavation Day
Sep 13 – Sep 14 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.