My name is Grace Ward and I’m very excited to be returning to Kampsville for another field season with the CAA Education Program! I graduated from Bryn Mawr College with a B.A. in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology in 2014, and as an undergraduate attended field schools in Alaska and the United Arab Emirates. As a Women in Archeology intern last summer, I improved my field skills, gained invaluable experience as a teacher and supervisor, had the opportunity to present a research poster with other WIA interns at the 2014 Midwestern Archeological Conference, and deepened my own understanding of Midwest prehistory. In the past year since leaving Kampsville, I’ve explored human and environmental interactions through other lenses while volunteering with an urban forestry nonprofit in Detroit and working as an intern on a farm in Washington state. I plan on applying to graduate programs in anthropology this fall to pursue my interest in agricultural systems and human ecology. I was drawn back to the CAA Education Program this year by the incomparable blend of teaching and learning that happens here – as I continue to explore the fascinating past of the Lower Illinois River Valley, I get to pass my love of archeology on to our field school students and visitors. I can’t wait for the summer to get into full swing!
Upcoming EventsMay26Sunall-day Flintknapping Workshop with Tim ...Flintknapping Workshop with Tim ...May 26 – Jun 1 all-dayThe 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,[...]Jun9Sunall-day ASU Kampsville Field School 2019ASU Kampsville Field School 2019Jun 9 – Jul 20 all-dayThe 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[...]all-day High School Field School 2019High School Field School 2019Jun 9 – Jul 6 all-dayHigh 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[...]Jun18Tueall-day Eco Adventure Day Camp 2019 – Se...Eco Adventure Day Camp 2019 – Se...Jun 18 – Jun 20 all-dayEco 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,[...]