Arizona State University Kampsville Field School

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Location: Kampsville, IL, US

Season: June 14, 2020 to July 25, 2020

Application Deadline: May 1, 2020

Deadline Type: Rolling


Program Type:
Field School

RPA Certified:

Arizona State University and Center for American Archeology

Project Director:
Jane E. Buikstra, PhD; Jason L. King, PhD; Jake Lulewicz, PhD

Project Description:

The Arizona State University Field School at the Center for American Archeology in Kampsville, IL is accepting applications for all programs. Signup for 6 weeks/9 credits in one of the following:

Fieldwork will be at German site, a Late Woodland / Jersey Bluff Phase habitation site located on a colluvial slope in the Crawford Creek valley. It was occupied approximately 800-1200 CE. Geophysical survey results indicate several possible structures and associated features. One of the house basins and nearby features were excavated during the 2019 season. Excavators recovered domestic artifacts, including chert tools, pottery, animal bone, and botanical remains. In 2020 we will continue to excavate house basins and associated features in order to better understand Late Woodland people of the Lower Illinois Valley.

Enrollment is open to undergraduate and graduate students from any university.

Period(s) of Occupation: Woodland Period

Hopewell, mounds, earthworks, Late Woodland, geophysics, remote sensing, GIS, Kampsville, bioarchaeology

Project Size: 25-49 participants

Experience Required: None

Room and Board Arrangements:
During the field school, students will reside in Kamp Store, a historical store and home that has been converted into a museum and dormitory. There are no single rooms available. Beds are provided, though students should bring a sleeping bag or bed linens (blankets, sheets and pillow), as well as towels. There is a public laundromat within driving distance. Transportation can be arranged to laundry facilities for those students who do not intend to drive. Meals are served Monday breakfast through Saturday lunch as part of your room and board fees. Students must provide their own meals Saturday evening and all day on Sundays. There are restaurants located in Kampsville where students may purchase meals. The meal plan begins with breakfast on the first Monday of field school and ends with dinner on the last Friday. Kamp Store includes access to a communal refrigerator, but no cooking appliances are available.  

Academic Credit:
9 credits offered by Arizona State University. Tuition is The program fee for 2020 is $6,210, covering 9 credits of coursework (graduate or undergraduate), room and board, transportation to and from the site and maintenance of classroom and on-site facilities. Not included: optional excursions, transportation to Kampsville, additional meals, books and personal expenses..

Contact Information:

Kampsville Field School

Arizona State University, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, PO Box 872402





Phone: 480-965-1366

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