The Site

Daily Activities
The Camp Environment



Daily Activites


During the morning hours, professional faculty and staff members of the JSU Archaeological Resource Laboratory will supervise and instruct as you carefully excavate a Creek Indian village. You will work in a field laboratory where you will learn to identify and catalog artifacts recovered during the excavations.

learning proper excavating techniques

In the afternoons, camp staff and special guests will lead activities essential to Creek daily living. You will learn pottery making, basketry and finger weaving. You will be introduced to many of the local plants and learn some of the secrets of nature’s pharmacy.

fingerweaving - a traditional Creek art

But it is not all hard work or learning to survive. There will be time for play as well. You’ll lean to play stickball with sticks you made yourself and participate in a traditional Creek Stomp Dance.

playing stickball - a tradition Creek game

Evenings will be spent much as they were for generations with Creek Indian lore being shared around the evening campfire.


Creek stomp dance

Jacksonville State University
Field Schools

700 Pelham Road North
Martin Hall Suite 246
Jacksonville, AL 36265
(256) 782-5697


traditional lean-to and native foods