2014 Cahokia Mounds Field School
2012 Season

Location: Collinsville, Illinois, United States

Season Dates: June 9, 2014 - June 27, 2014
Application Deadline: May 15, 2014

Program Type
Field school

Affiliation: Washington University in Saint Louis University College

Project Director: Corin C.O. Pursell, Washington University in Saint Louis University College

Project Description

This summer marks the 15th 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

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 3 weeks

Minimum Age: High School Senior

Experience Required: None

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.

Academic Credit
Name of institution offering credit: Washington University (University College)
Number of credits offered: 3
Tuition: $2,820 estimated

Contact Information
Corin C.O. Pursell
McGannon Hall - Room 239 Saint Louis University
Saint Louis, Missouri 63108
Phone: (314) 977-2900

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