Hello, my name is April Rothenbach, I am one of the four Women in Archaeology Interns this year with the Center’s Education Program. I recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with an Bachelors degree in Archaeology and Anthropology. I am interested in Midwest Archaeology, osteology (the study of bones), experimental archaeology, and lithic analysis (study of stone tools). My interest in the Midwest, specifically in Illinois Archaeology, stems from growing up close to the Lower Illinois River Valley, an area known for containing a rich record of the past. I grew up around many farmers who had collections of artifacts that they had found while working in their fields over the years, Many of these farmers were more then willing to share their knowledge about the items they found and stories about how they found them. These experiences have stuck with me and inspired me to study the past of the place that I have called home for most of my life, and the lives of the people who lived there. Last summer, I completed the University Field School here in Kampsville and am excited and honored to come back this year as an intern with the CAA Education program. I am looking forward to helping both students and the community better understand the history (or rather, prehistory!) of this area.
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,[...]