Topic ID #39357 - posted 4/3/2018 1:42 PM

NSF-REU Program at the Center for American Archeology, Kampsville, IL


NSF-REU Site: Long-term Perspectives on Human-River Dynamics at the Confluence of the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers

The Center for American Archeology is proud to announce Year 2 of our National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF-REU, Award #1460787) program in Kampsville, IL. The NSF-REU program at the CAA provides undergraduates with interdisciplinary research experiences in archaeology, paleoethnobotany, and ethnography. Students will engage in archaeological, archaeobotanical, and ethnological research to investigate humans-plant interactions across the approximately 10,000 years of human occupation of the Illinois Valley and surrounding area. The archaeological and paleoenthobotanical components of the program will address human-plant interactions recorded in the archaeological record. Historic and modern human-plant interactions will be addressed through ethnographic and historic research among farming communities in the region. Students will complete a research project during the course of the program which  will be presented to the public and scientific community.

We are seeking 10 students for this program. All participants receive a weekly stipend of $400, room, board (M-F, breakfast Saturday), and travel funds to participate in the 2018 Midwest Archaeological Conference. 
This program is open to undergraduate students entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year in 2018.

Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Students graduating in Spring or Summer 2018 are not eligible. Applicants should have in interest in archaeology, paleoethnobotany, botany, ethnology, and related disciplines. 

Dates: June 10-August 4, 2018

Faculty: Jane Buikstra, Jason King, Natalie Mueller, Andrew Flachs, Duncan McKinnon

Apply Now:

Deadline: Monday, May 11, 2018 by midnight CST. 


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