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Location: Collinsville, IL, US
Season: June 8, 2020 to June 29, 2019
Session Dates: June 8 to June 29
Application Deadline: May 1, 2019
Deadline Type: Rolling
Washington University in Saint Louis University College
Dr. Corin C.O. Pursell, Washington University in Saint Louis University College
Be a part of decades of ongoing research through an archaeological field school, with Washington University’s University College, at the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site near Collinsville, Illinois.
Our excavations will focus on the pre-mound surface near 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. Major occupation of the site occurred from 900-1350 A.D., and it was likely the most important and influential site of the ancient United States.
Graduating high school seniors, college students, graduate students, and interested adults are all encouraged to apply immediately. We are open enrollment. Registration begins March 25th.
Period(s) of Occupation: Mississippian
Prehistoric Excavation Near Mounds
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 in locating housing in the area.
3 credits offered by Washington University (University College). Tuition is $1,995 estimated.
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