Archeology Day

Saturday, July 16, 2022
10 am-4 pm

We’re currently updating the website for our 2022 programs. If you’re reading this, we’re still updating.

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.

Archeology Day guests help screen soil from the excavation at the Kamp House.

Events & Activities

Archeology Day 2022 activities and guests will be announced in 2022.

CAA Legacy and Archeology Day demonstrator Larry Kinsella demonstrates stone tool-making for guests

Location — Center for American Archeology, Kampsville, IL

Kampsville is located on Highway 100 in Calhoun County, Illinois; it takes approximately 90 minutes to reach us from either St. Louis, MO or Springfield, IL.

Use the map below to plan your route. The route on the map begins at Alton and is routed through Carrollton so that you arrive at the ferry. Click the map and enter your own starting point to get the best directions for you.

Painted gourds drying in the sun on Archeology Day.

For additional information, email or call 618-653-4316