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Location: Kampsville, IL, US
Season: September 12, 2021 to September 25, 2021
Deadline Type: Rolling
Center for American Archeology
Dr. Jason L. King
Signup for one to four weeks on the archeological field crew at the German Site (11C377).
The German Site is 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 2021 we will continue to excavate house basins and associated features in order to better understand Late Woodland people of the Lower Illinois Valley.
Period(s) of Occupation: Woodland
Project Size: 1-24 participants
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 1 Week
Minimum Age: 18
Experience Required: None
Room and Board Arrangements:
Students stay in one of the CAA’s dormitories while in residence. Dormitories are basic, bunkhouse-style living facilities without TV or internet. Rooms are at minimum double occupancy. The total number of roommates is based on program enrollment, with a maximum occupancy of four. Shower and restroom facilities are provided. Our facilities are approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health, and meet the Illinois Youth Camp Act’s criteria. Cost: 1 Week: $700 2 Weeks: $1400
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