Topic ID #36797 - posted 3/4/2016 10:39 AM

2016 Center for American Archeology High School Field School (Kampsville, IL)


Signup for one to four weeks on the archeological field crew at the Golden Eagle site (11C120).

Open to high school students ages 13-17. No experience necessary.

Fieldwork will be conducted at Golden Eagle site, the only known prehistoric site with an enclosing embankment in the Illinois River Valley. In 2013 and 2014, CAA archeologists conducted large-scale remote sensing surveys across the site, revealing intact archeological deposits, as well as evidence of a ditch-and-embankment structure encompassing the site. Excavations of Golden Eagle began in 2014 with initial testing of the ditch-and-embankment, revealing evidence of building sequences. In 2016 we’ll continue to explore this enigmatic site. Check out our results from the 2016 field season.

Dates: July 12-July 9

Cost: $850-$3300

Limited scholarship support for women is available through our Women in Archeology Scholarship program.


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