May
27
Sun
Flintknapping Workshop with Tim Dillard
May 27 – Jun 2 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
10
Sun
ASU Kampsville Field School 2018
Jun 10 – Jul 21 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 two concurrent six-week, nine-credit hour programs. Students may enroll for one of the following tracks:

  • Bioarcheology & Human Osteology
  • Field Archeology & Geophysical Testing
High School Field School 2018
Jun 10 – Jul 7 all-day

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High School Field School is a great way to explore your interest in archeology! Our High School Field School is your opportunity to participate in archeological research and learn about prehistoric peoples while working alongside our staff of professional archeologists. You will learnfield excavation, laboratory processing, and how archeologists develop interpretations based on their research.

Jun
12
Tue
Eco Adventure Day Camp 2018 – Session 1
Jun 12 – Jun 14 all-day

Eco Adventure Day Camp is a one-to-three day educational adventure open to students entering 5th-8th grades. Explore the outdoors in scenic Calhoun County with staff from the Center for American Archeology and McCully Heritage Project, and learn how people have interacted with the natural world and its resources since prehistoric times.

Participants may attend just one day or all three. Every camp day builds on the last, but are designed so those who can’t attend every day can join the fun right away. Each day will include a hike and activities to create ancient tools and technology using local natural resources. Hikes include information about methods of navigation, plants, wildlife, geology, archaeology and more.

Activities

Day 1: Orienteering Hike, ceramics, and cordage
Day 2: GPS Hike, stone tools, and fire-making
Day 3: Big Hike, picnic lunch, spear-throwing

Jul
8
Sun
Adult Field School 2018
Jul 8 – Aug 4 all-day

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The Center for American Archeology offers four weeks of field excavation and laboratory analyses for undergraduates, graduate students, and adults of all ages interested in an intensive archeological experience.

Jul
10
Tue
Eco Adventure Day Camp 2018 – Session 2
Jul 10 – Jul 12 all-day

Eco Adventure Day Camp is a one-to-three day educational adventure open to students entering 5th-8th grades. Explore the outdoors in scenic Calhoun County with staff from the Center for American Archeology and McCully Heritage Project, and learn how people have interacted with the natural world and its resources since prehistoric times.

Participants may attend just one day or all three. Every camp day builds on the last, but are designed so those who can’t attend every day can join the fun right away. Each day will include a hike and activities to create ancient tools and technology using local natural resources. Hikes include information about methods of navigation, plants, wildlife, geology, archaeology and more.

Activities

Day 1: Orienteering Hike, ceramics, and cordage
Day 2: GPS Hike, stone tools, and fire-making
Day 3: Big Hike, picnic lunch, spear-throwing

Jul
14
Sat
Archeology Day 2018
Jul 14 @ 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 archaeologists.