Location: Collinsville, Illinois, United States
This summer marks the 16th annual archaeological field school, through Washington University's University College, at the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site near Collinsville, Illinois.
Our excavations will focus on the pre-mound surface at Mound 34, investigating craft production, ritual activity, and seeking the margins of incompletely documented excavations from the middle 20th century.
Cahokia Mounds has been extensively excavated by multiple institutions for decades now. Major occupation of the site occurred from 900-1350 A.D., and it was one of the most important and influential sites of the ancient United States.
Period(s) of Occupation: Mississippian
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 3 weeks
Room and Board Arrangements
Students are responsible for providing their own housing, food, and transportation. We may be able to assist students with housing at Washington University or in the area.