Center for American Archeology

The Center for American Archeology pursues a mission of education, research, and public service in archeology.

Arizona State University Field School students excavating 1×2 m unit.

Since 1953, we have engaged in archaeological research, education, stewardship, and public service to share the discovery and untold stories of North America’s past through innovative programs for all ages.

Excavation at the Koster Site

Experience archaeology for yourself in Kampsville with the CAA!

Archeology Day

Saturday, July 17, 2021
10 am-4 pm

COVID-19 Update (12 November 2020)

We are currently accepting enrollments for our 2021 programs. Program enrollment numbers are limited to current coronavirus pandemic guidelines. Pandemic guidelines may change for better or worse in the coming months. We will post updates and notify those enrolled as necessary.

Archeology Day guests learn to shoot a bow.

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 archaeologists.

All ages are welcome! Archeology Day is a family-friendly event.

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Programs

Are you ready to experience archaeology? The CAA offers educational archaeological experiences for all ages, including school group programs, scouts, and opportunities to join our field crew.

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Make a one-time gift to the CAA and support our mission of archaeological education, research, and public service.

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