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Kampsville Announces 2004 Program Calendar
The Center for American Archeology, Kampsville, Illinois, is pleased to offer a wide variety of archeological education programs in 2004. Teachers may apply for continuing education credits for field school and workshop programs. This season’s programs are as follows:

  • # Past Lifeways Program for School Groups: April 5-May 21
  • # Adults 50+ Field School: June 7-11
  • # Flintknapping Workshop: June 14-18
  • Archeology Day: June 26
  • Adult Field School Sessions: July 19-August 13
  • Past Lifeways Program for School Groups: September 3-October 31

For more information, please visit the web site at www.caa-archeology.org, email caa@caa-archeology.org, or contact Mary Pirkl, Director of Education, at (618) 653-4316.

Indiana Archaeology Camp Planned for June
The Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, will sponsor an Archaeology Camp, June 14-18. Digging Through History: Archaeology Camp is for students ages 9-13. The program will provide campers an opportunity to learn what it is like to be an archaeologist through fun, hands-on activities. Campers will explore and learn about the diverse cultures that have called Indiana home for the past 12,000 years and learn about their technologies. Camp costs are $75 for museum members and $100 for non-members. Call 317-232-1637 by May 31 to reserve your spot.

Linn County, Iowa, Plans Archaeology Camp for Kids
Wickiup Hill Outdoor Learning Center, Linn County Conservation Board’s educational facility near Cedar Rapids, Iowa, will offer an Archaeology Day Camp in July for youngsters. Children will learn how archaeologists find, investigate and interpret archaeological sites. Special highlights will include flint knapping with an archaeologist, learning American Indian crafts, and participating in an archaeological dig at a nearby site. Registration for the camp is $40 per child. For more information or to receive a registration form, please contact: Gail Barels, Wickiup Hill Outdoor Learning Center, 319-892-6488.



  Arkansas Archeology Month Set for March
Plans for Arkansas Archeology Month, which will be held in March, are well underway. Forty-six programs are currently scheduled at 28 venues throughout the state, including state parks, museums, and colleges. Activities range from exhibits and demonstrations to slide-talks and artifact identification workshops. For a schedule of events, check the web site at www.uark.edu/campus-resources/archinfo/archmonth.html or contact Mary Kwas, Archeology Month Coordinator, at 479-575-6549.

Maryland Archaeology Month Set for April
Maryland Archaeology Month is celebrated in April. To receive a printed calendar of events (when available) call the MHT Office of Archeology at 410-524-7661. You can also request information about the annual Field Session in Maryland Archeology, an 11-day field and lab training program that welcomes volunteer participation, planned for May.

Georgia Events Scheduled for May
Be on the look-out for free posters, education packets and public events. In May, Georgians will be celebrating archaeology through the statewide Georgia Archaeology Month. The Society for Georgia Archaeology serves as the primary sponsor of this annual promotion of Georgia archaeology. A calendar of events details archaeology related activities open to the public throughout the state. Archaeology Month 2004 will showcase the recently reprinted classic book, Frontiers in the Soil: The Archaeology of Georgia. A poster and educational materials that spotlight this publication will be distributed free of charge to all public middle school libraries, state parks and historic sites, and SGA members. For more information on statewide events, check SGA’s website: www.georgia-archaeology.org/sga.