CAA Adult Field School

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Ceramic & limestone cluster at TBGOK

Location: Kampsville, Illinois, United States

Season Dates: July 15, 2013 - August 9, 2013
Session Dates: July 15-19, July 22-26, July 29-August 2, August 5-9
Application Deadline: July 8, 2013


Program Type
Field school

Affiliation: Center for American Archeology

Project Director: Mary Pirkl Crawford, Center for American Archeology

Project Description

Join us for another exciting season of exploration at the Buried Gardens of Kampsville Site (TBGOK), a 2000 year old village site located in Kampsville.  In addition to a well-preserved midden deposit, the 2012 season uncovered evidence of pit structures and much more.  Our field program is a great place to learn the basics of field and laboratory work, or to refresh your skills.  No previous experience is required; everyone welcome, we work in a collegial environment!

Period(s) of Occupation: Middle Woodland

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 1 week

Minimum Age: 18

Experience Required: No

Room and Board Arrangements

Bunkhouse-style dormitory with co-ed floors, separate shower & restroom facilities. Minimum double occupancy. Limited kitchen facilities available. Lunch provided during work week (Mon-Fri), breakfast & dinner, and weekend meals (if applicable) on your own.

Cost: $550/one week, $1,100/two weeks, $1,350/three weeks, $1,650/four weeks

Academic Credit
Number of credits offered: none

Contact Information
Mary Pirkl Crawford
CAA, PO Box 366
Kampsville, IL 62053
Phone: 618-653-4316

Recommended Bibliography

Any general reading about prehistoric occupations of Illinois, and/or Middle Woodland/Hopewell in the Midwestern United States, will give you a good background for the site.

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