The CAI curates archaeological collections from the American Midwest and Southwest on behalf of SIU, Illinois state agencies, the US federal government, and federally-recognized Native American tribes. Our curation and research efforts have generated more than million dollars in funding and provided more than 50,000 hours of paraprofessional employment to graduate and undergraduate students.
The CAI also offers courses and internships in curation. The curation team is currently working on three multi-year projects to rehabilitate collections from the Shawnee National Forest, Carrier Mills Archaeological District, and Black Mesa Archaeological Project. Please see our Curation page to read more about these exciting projects and to find more information on courses and internship opportunities.