Archaeology Fridays

June 7-August 2, 2019

Archaeology Fridays is our new, free program for children entering kindergarten through 3rd grade held every Friday this summer at our museum. Each week we will explore one of seven ancient periods in the Illinois River Valley. There will be stories, hands-on activities, and crafts.

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.


  • June 7 — Rock Art and Symbolism as Storytelling
  • June 14 — Domestication of Dogs
  • June 21 — Seasonal Rounds
  • June 28 — Domestication of Squash
  • July 5 — Ceramics
  • July 12 — No Session. Join us on Saturday, July 13 for Archeology Day
  • July 19 — Animals in Archaeology
  • July 26 — Adapting to Change
  • August 2 — Corn

Space is limited so please register in advance!

Register at or 618-653-4316.