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!

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Rogers Park Past Lifeways Program 2019

Rogers Park Montessori enjoyed a multi-day Past Lifeways program during some very wet spring weather. They ate the first meals cooked in our new kitchen and made stone tools, clay pots, baskets, and pictographs. Students used our newly updated Archaeological Scene Investigation to learn about prehistoric cultural periods, worked on our ongoing village construction project, …

Programs

Adult Field School student screening dirt at Golden Eagle.

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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Archeology Day

Saturday, July 13, 2019
10 am-4 pm

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