Are you ready to experience archaeology? The CAA offers educational archaeological experiences for all ages, including school group programs, scouts, and opportunities to join our field crew.

COVID-19 Update (1 April 2020)

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 until 30 April 2020 in order to combat the coronavirus outbreak. The CAA is complying with this order.

At the time of this posting, we are accepting enrollments for our summer programs in the hope that we will be able to have them. We are not accepting deposits or tuition payments at this time.

If you would like to attend a field school or other program, simply submit your enrollment and scholarship forms. Invoices for tuition payment will be sent once we are certain programs will happen.

In the event that programs are cancelled because of the coronavirus, refunds will be issued. Until that time, our standard refund policies are in place.

Please note: The ASU Kampsville Field School, Spring Adult Field School, Flintknapping Workshop, and all Spring Past Lifeways have been cancelled. Students in those programs have been notified.

2020 Program Schedule

Field Schools


Youth Summer Programs

Group Programs (Spring & Fall)

Scholarship and Internship Opportunities

  • Women in Archeology Internship Program – June 7-August 16, 2020
    • For women who are looking for experience teaching and supervising archeological excavations and lab work
      Previous field and lab experience required
      Application packet due April 5, 2020 Midnight CST Extended: April 15, 2020 Midnight CST​
  • Women in Archaeology Scholarship
    • Scholarships for women students for either the High School Field School or the Adult Field School funded by a grant from the Monticello College Foundation.
  • Kampsville Legacy Scholarship
    • Scholarships for students in either the High School Field School or the Adult Field School funded by donations by CAA Legacy members!

Contact us at 618-653-4316 or for more information about any of these exciting programs