Fieldwork

CAA High School Field School

Location: Kampsville, IL, US

Season: June 14, 2020 to July 11, 2020

Deadline Type: Rolling

Website: https://www.caa-archeology.org/programs/high-school-field-school/

Program Type:
Field School

RPA Certified:
No

Affiliation:
Center for American Archeology

Project Director:
Dr. Jason L. King

Project Description:

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 (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 2020 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.

Contact Information:


Dr. Jason L. King

Center for American Archeology, PO Box 366

Kampsville

IL

62053

USA

jking@caa-archeology.org

Phone: 6186534316

Fax: 6186534232

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