The Center for American Archeology is pleased to announce that enrollment is open for all 2020 programs!
Join us at the German site, a Late Woodland / Jersey Bluff (ca 800-1200 CE) habitation site in the Crawford Creek valley. Fieldwork in 2019 revealed several possible structures and associated features. Excavators recovered domestic artifacts, including chert tools, pottery, animal bone, and botanical remains. In 2020 we will continue to locate and excavate house basins and associated features in order to better understand Late Woodland communities in the Lower Illinois Valley.
- Spring Adult Field School — May 10-23
- Arizona State University Field School — June 14-July 25
- High School Field School — June 14-July 11
- Summer Adult Field School — July 12-August 8
- Fall Adult Field School — September 13-26
The CAA offers partial scholarships for the High School and Adult Field Schools.
Women in Archeology Internship
The Women in Archeology Internship is a ten-week internship for women pursuing a career in archaeology funded by a generous grant from the Monticello College Foundation. Interns work with CAA archaeologists and supervise field and laboratory activities for our field schools. The application deadline is April 5!
Enrollment is open for the 2020 Flintknapping Workshop with Tim Dillard. The workshop is a week-long class on all aspects of stone tool production such as percussion, billet and pressure flaking, tool forms, chert, quarrying strategies, and local geology. Participants go on chert collection trips and learn how to heat-treat their own chert.
Archeology Day 2020
Join us for Archeology Day — 10 am-4pm on Saturday, July 18!
Archeology Day is our free open house for all ages. Learn about archaeology, the CAA, and over 10,000 years of Illinois River valley history. There are activities for all ages, including site tours of the our excavation at the German Site.