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Location: Kampsville, IL, US
Season: July 11, 2021 to August 7, 2021
Deadline Type: Rolling
Center for American Archeology
Jason L. King, PhD
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:
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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