Location: Kampsville, IL, US
Season: June 11, 2023 to July 8, 2023
Session Dates: Week 1: June 11-17 Week 2: June 18-24 Week 3: June 25-July 1 Week 4: July 2-8
Deadline Type: Rolling
Center for American Archeology
Dr. Jason L. King
High School Field School is your opportunity to be an archaeologist. Join our summer field crew and participate in real archaeological research alongside professional archaeologists. You will learn how to do fieldwork, laboratory work, identify artifacts, and more with professional archaeologists as we investigate the German site.
The German Site is a Late Woodland / Jersey Bluff Phase habitation site located on a colluvial slope in the Crawford Creek valley. The site was occupied approximately 800-1200 CE. Remote sensing results indicate several possible structures and associated features. Since 2019, we have identified three house basins and several associated storage and refuse pits. Field school students and CAA archaeologists have recovered domestic artifacts, including chert tools, pottery, animal bone, and botanical remains during the 2019-2022 field seasons. In 2023 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: 13
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. Boys and girls have separate sections of our dormitory, with a monitored door dividing the sections. Separate shower and restroom facilities are provided. Adult chaperones are on duty 24/7. Our facilities are approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health, and meet the Illinois Youth Camp Act’s criteria. Cost: 1 Week: $850 2 Weeks: $1675 3 Weeks: $2500 4 Weeks: $3300 Scholarships available.
Dr. Jason L. King
Center for American Archeology, PO Box 366
The AIA is North America's largest and oldest nonprofit organization dedicated to archaeology. The Institute advances awareness, education, fieldwork, preservation, publication, and research of archaeological sites and cultural heritage throughout the world. Your contribution makes a difference.