Archeology Day 2015 has been cancelled due to flooding. Please join us for next year’s Archeology Day (Date: TBA).
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.
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!
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)
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 learn how field excavation, laboratory processing, and how archeologists develop interpretations based on their research.