The AIA Sponsors speak on their mission to educate
“We hope the experience of actually participating in the process of discovery and preservation of St. Louis heritage has been as rewarding for you as it was a privilege for us to provide.”
~ Ken Williams, President of the Archaeological Institute of America, St Louis Society (AIA-StL)
“I applaud all members of the summer 2018 archaeological team… on their fieldwork experience and data analysis. Bravo. Well done.”
~ Professor Dr Michael Fuller initiated the service-learning archaeological dig at Sappington House in 2015 with the AIA-StL Education committee
The Archaeological Institute of America, St Louis Society has had many years of putting on archaeological field schools for students. Sappington House and Sappington-Concord Historical Society feel very lucky that they could work together with the experienced people at AIA-StL in putting on the archaeological dig at Sappington House. We are very grateful for the AIA-StL leadership and the funding that has made the dig possible for this the fourth and last year of the dig.
Lectures and other events held by AIA-StL in 2018-2019 academic year.
Most lectures and events are held at the Missouri History Museum
See the AIA-StL web page for more details.
See the references and links provided by Dr Michael Fuller. Included are links to reports on some archaeological digs Dr. Fuller supervised or in which he participated.
See AIA-StL on Facebook
AIA-StL on Facebook
Oct 21 2018 – Lecture and demonstration of Roman hairdressing by Janet B. Stephens on International Archaeology Day.
May 9, 2018 – Remote sensing mini-practicum at Cahokia Mounds
June 17, 2017 – At Granite City, the Bischoff site across horseshoe lake from Cahokia Mounds State Park. Young Adult Service Learning project.
June 10, 2017 – Remote sensing class, beginning excavation at Bischoff Site in Illinois.
June 4, 2017 – At Bischoff site in Granite City, Illinois – initial step to detect metal objects found in the plow zone that youth can catalog. This is part of site survey before excavation.
Tuesday, 7 February 2017, 7:30 PM – Missouri History Museum Auditorium – The first AIA-StL lecture of 2017, a discussion of Egyptian mummies, “The Mysteries Of Afterlife In Ancient Egypt,” by a St. Louis zooarchaeologist who has worked in Egypt, Dr. Michelle Loyet, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at Webster University. A huge crowd of 450+ people attended. Lecture co-sponsored with the Mound City chapter of the Missouri Archaeological Society.
Oct 16, 2016 – at Fort Belle FontainePeter Warnock photos of International Archaeology Day,
Links to St Louis Metro area organizations focusing on archaeology
Greater St. Louis Archaeological Society on Facebook
Mound City Archaeological Society (St. Louis)
Mound City is a chapter of the Missouri Archaeological Society and meets the second Wednesday of each month at the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park, St. Louis, offering archaeological presentations on a wide range of topics.
Cahokia Mounds Archaeological Society
Go to other pages related to the Dig at Sappington House
The Dig Main Page – for the Archaeological Dig for high school students at Sappington House
The Dig in Photos – photos of the 2016-2018 digs
The Student Experience and Sappington House Campus with photos of the Sappington House campus and map
Sappington House Reference – background and research materials for the dig students
General Archaeology Reference – reference materials and web sites related to archaeology and history
Flier, Brochure, Registration – Dig flier and brochure to share with others. Dig registration form
The Archaeological Institute of America, St Louis Society (AIA-StL)
The Dig 2019 – Dig progress reports during the 2019 dig, May 30 – June 15
See Historic Sappington House on Facebook
See Sappington-Concord Historical Society (SCHS) on Facebook