Experience Archaeology at the CAA

We are to happy announce that we are accepting applications for all CAA 2021 programs!

2019 ASUFS, REU, and HSFS crew at the German Site.

Field Schools

Three refitted pot sherds found at the German site (2019).

Internships & Scholarships

The German Site. (L) student-collected geophysical data, (R) house basin excavation unit


Flintknapped points by flintknapping workshop students.

Youth Summer Programs

Check out our full list of 2021 programs!

COVID-19 Update (1 May 2020)

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all CAA programs through 31 August 2020 have been cancelled. Cancelled programs include:

We will offer all of these programs again in 2021.

We are still accepting applications for Fall programs, including the Fall Adult Field School, Past Lifeways, and Past Lifeways Homeschool Days until further notice.

These program cancellations represent a serious risk to the CAA’s future. Please support the CAA and our mission by making a donation today.

COVID-19 Update (1 April 2020)

The following CAA 2020 programs have been cancelled following the extension of the stay-at-home order in Illinois to 30 April:

Students enrolled in those programs have been notified. If you did not receive an email, let us know immediately at education@caa-archeology.org

We will have all of these programs again in 2021.

COVID-19 | An Appeal for Aid

The Center for American Archeology is actively monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Illinois Governor JB Pritzker has ordered all Illinois residents to stay at home and for all non-essential businesses to cease operations until 7 April 2020 in order to combat the coronavirus outbreak. The CAA is complying with this order.

Though the coronavirus outbreak has not yet been documented in Calhoun County, the disease is spreading. We do not know the full effect of the pandemic on our programs, but it is already having consequences.

Arizona State University has cancelled the 2020 ASU Kampsville Field School at the CAA.

We have not cancelled our other programs for now. We are still accepting enrollments in the hope that we will be able to have them. However, we may have to cancel all of our Spring and Summer 2020 programs, and perhaps those in the Fall, if this crisis continues.

Cancellation of the 2020 ASU Field School represents a temporary, but significant, setback for the CAA. Further program cancellations present a real risk for the Center for American Archeology.

  • Students and staff will not be able to participate in our annual field program for the first time in decades.
  • New discoveries about the past will not be made.
  • The CAA will lose tens of thousands of dollars in annual revenue we need to survive.

We realize this is a challenging time for everyone. If you are able, please make a donation to the CAA now. We need your help.

No matter its size, your donation will allow us to weather this crisis and continue to pursue our 67-year mission of education, research, and public service in archeology.

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