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Location: Kampsville, IL, US
Season: July 10, 2022 to August 6, 2022
Session Dates: Week 1: July 10-16 Week 2: July 17-23 Week 3: July 24-30 Week 4: July 31-August 6
Deadline Type: Rolling
Center for American Archeology
Jason L. King, PhD
Our Adult Field School is your opportunity to be an archaeologist. Undergraduates, graduate students, and adults of all ages are welcome! Join our field crew and participate in real archaeological research alongside professional archaeologists. With our staff, you will learn how to do fieldwork, laboratory work, identify artifacts, and more 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. 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 during the 2019-2021 field seasons. In 2022 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.
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