$ 911,836 raised 2,964 gifts
Center for Archaeological Investigations has raised $ 740 from 11 gifts!
Center for Archaeological Investigations
Help us celebrate 150 years by making an impact.

 

 

About

Each summer  the SIUC Anthropology Department and Center for Archaeological Investigations (CAI) offer students a unique “experiential learning” opportunity in the form of a six-week long archaeological field school in which students work along experienced professional archaeologists, gaining hands-on training in learning how to excavate and record the remains of Illinois’s rich past. Field schools are a crucial step in training undergraduate archaeology students that help provide them with the skills they need to obtain jobs after graduation. The 2019 field school will be held at three sites—Ft. Kaskaskia, Garrison Hill, and Miller Grove—at which students will investigate French colonial and early American lifeways (Ft. Kaskaskia); the history of the Lewis and Clark Expedition in Illinois (Garrison Hill);  and the lives of freed African-American involved in the Underground Railroad (Miller Grove) who helped runaway slaves on their pathway to freedom.

 

 

Our Goal: Helping Students
Our goal is to make the SIUC field school accessible to undergraduates who cannot otherwise afford to take it. Many students who wish to take the field school cannot do so because of the costs involved, which is over $2000 for a six-week course. We need your help in reducing the cost of the field school to financially needy students through donations that will be used to cover their housing costs and other expenses. Our goal is to support up to 10 students through targeted grants of $500 to $1000 each.

 

Each student who participates in SIU's archaeology field school will experience what life was like for people during the 18th and 19th centuries by excavating and analyzing the material remains those people left behind.  This type of experience is invaluable.  Your contribution will help insure we are able to offer this educational experience to a diverse group of students. 

 

 

 

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Rank State Donors
1 IL 8
2 AL 1
2 CO 1
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Top 5 Participating Groups (most gifts)
This includes gifts during the 24 hour Day of Giving only. Offline gifts will be counted and updated after the 24 hours.
Rank Department Gifts
1 Balancing Education, Experience, & Reality Schp. 826
2 School of Medicine 289
3 College of Applied Sciences & Arts 127
4 Strong Survivors 110
5 College of Agricultural Sciences 97
6 College of Liberal Arts 96
7 Saluki Athletics 85
8 College of Education and Human Services 79
9 College of Mass Communication and Media Arts 73
10 College of Engineering 64
11 School of Law 54
12 College of Business 53
13 Morris Library 50
14 Student Affairs 44
15 General University Scholarships 40
16 College of Science 37
17 WSIU Public Broadcasting 36
18 Touch of Nature 33
19 Saluki Alumni Plaza 26
20 Marching Salukis 25
21 Student Multi-Cultural Resource Center 23
22 Paul Simon Public Policy Institute 22
23 Graduate School 22
24 University Museum 20
25 Performing Arts 19
26 SIU Alumni Association 14
27 SIU Press 11
28 Chancellor's Scholars Program 11
29 Economic Development 11
30 Center for Archaeological Investigations 10
31 Campus Lake Fund 9
32 Police K-9 Unit 7
33 Diversity Initiatives 6
34 University Honors Program 5
35 SIU Police K-9 Unit 4
36 Fermentation Science Institute 4
37 New Student Programs 3
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Leaderboard
Top 5 Participating Groups (most dollars raised)
This includes dollars during the 24 hour Day of Giving only. Offline dollars will be counted and updated after the 24 hours.
Rank Department Raised
1 Saluki Athletics $201,798.00
2 College of Engineering $134,005.00
3 School of Medicine $91,112.00
4 College of Education and Human Services $64,980.00
5 College of Applied Sciences & Arts $32,547.00
6 Balancing Education, Experience, & Reality Schp. $32,064.00
7 Touch of Nature $28,260.00
8 Strong Survivors $17,735.00
9 College of Mass Communication and Media Arts $17,285.00
10 College of Liberal Arts $13,486.00
11 Morris Library $12,465.00
12 College of Business $11,380.00
13 College of Science $10,655.00
14 School of Law $9,045.00
15 General University Scholarships $8,805.00
16 College of Agricultural Sciences $7,480.00
17 Saluki Alumni Plaza $6,805.00
18 Paul Simon Public Policy Institute $4,860.00
19 SIU Press $3,530.00
20 SIU Police K-9 Unit $3,125.00
21 Student Affairs $2,540.00
22 University Museum $2,410.00
23 WSIU Public Broadcasting $2,405.00
24 Performing Arts $2,355.00
25 Marching Salukis $2,096.00
26 Graduate School $2,081.00
27 Student Multi-Cultural Resource Center $1,835.00
28 SIU Alumni Association $1,835.00
29 Chancellor's Scholars Program $1,445.00
30 Economic Development $1,000.00
31 Center for Archaeological Investigations $500.00
32 New Student Programs $375.00
33 Campus Lake Fund $362.00
34 University Honors Program $350.00
35 Diversity Initiatives $325.00
36 Police K-9 Unit $300.00
37 Fermentation Science Institute $140.00
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