Fieldwork

CAA Summer Adult Field School

Location: Kampsville, IL, US

Season: July 12, 2020 to August 8, 2020

Deadline Type: Rolling

Website: http://www.caa-archeology.org/programs/adult-field-school/

RPA Certified:
No

Affiliation:
Center for American Archeology

Project Director:
Jason L. King, PhD

Project Description:

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 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: 18

Experience Required: None

Room and Board Arrangements:
Tuition includes room; breakfast, lunch, dinner (Monday-Friday); supplies, and instruction. Participants will stay at one of the CAA’s dormitories. Rooms are at minimum double-occupancy. Dormitories have refrigerators, microwaves, hot plates, and grill. Participants are responsible for making their own transportation arrangements; the CAA can provide shuttle service to and from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport or the Alton, Illinois Amtrak station for an additional cost. Cost:

Contact Information:


Dr. Jason L. King

PO Box 366

Kampsville

IL

62053

USA

jking@caa-archeology.org

Phone: 618-653-4315

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