When: Sat 16 Jul 2022 10:00 - 16:00 CDT
Where: Center for American Archeology Kampsville IL 62053 - United StatesKathryn Chapman email@example.com 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.
This is our annual open house with something for all-ages.
Activities and demonstrations will include, spear throwing, flintknapping; knappers of all skills invited to pull up a rock and make some tools chert, protective gear, and tools will be available to use; fingerweaving, ceramics making and firing, Native American beadwork, lectures, kids archaeology lab, cordage making, pictographs, and site tours of the German site, a Late Woodland site now in its 4th year of excavation.
A special guest A.J.Hendershott, funded through a Two Rivers Art Council Grant, will demonstrate oak splint cutting. He will also present on his basketry work using natural materials.
This is a one day event but travelers may find camping accommodations with the Village of Kampsville or tent camping at the McCully Heritage Project 618-653-4687. Food may be found at local restaurants or picnics brought and enjoyed at local parks.
Every year we have atlatl throws. This year we will include a local competition with small prizes with hopes of hosting an ISAC event in future years. Atlatls and spears will be available for beginners to use on site along with basic instruction.