July 16 2022, 10:00am

Archeology Day

Archeology Day

Center for American Archeology

598 Stage Street
Kampsville, IL 62053

  • Admission: Free
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Contact: Kathryn
  • Phone: (618) 653-4316

You’re invited to spend a day exploring the fascinating 12,000-year history of west central Illinois through fun, hands-on activities, informational exhibits, and presentations about the current research being done by CAA archaeologists.

In 2022 through Two Rivers Art Council support, we welcome A.J. Hendershott. A.J. will be demonstrating and instructing visitors on the art of cutting oak splints for basketry. He will also offer a presentation on his basketry work using traditional materials.

In addition we are honored to host Kiowa tribe member Kathy Dickerson demonstrating Native beadwork, a ceramic firing demonstration assisted by Susan Bostwick, Larry Kinsella teaching the experimental archaeology process, and a spear throwing competition using atlatls.