Topic ID #38043 - posted 2/9/2017 1:57 PM

2017 High School Field School at the Center for American Archeology


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

Join the field crew at Golden Eagle site, the only known prehistoric site with an enclosing embankment in the Illinois River Valley. In 2013 and 2014, CAA archaeologists conducted large-scale remote sensing surveys across the site, revealing intact archaeological deposits, as well as geophysical evidence of the ditch-and-embankment structure enclosing the site. Excavations of Golden Eagle began in 2014 with initial testing of the ditch-and-embankment, revealing evidence of building sequences. Excavation in 2016 tested mound 2 and the surrounding area. Check the results from our 2015 and 2016 field seasons.

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

Dates: July 11-July 8

Cost: $850-$3300

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


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