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The Center for Archaeological Investigations (CAI) is an independent research unit located within the College of Liberal Arts at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Created in 1978 to undertake archaeological investigations previously supported to varying degrees by the Department of Anthropology and the University Museum, the CAI is a primary vehicle for conducting archaeological research at SIU Carbondale.

We retain close ties to the Department of Anthropology and our projects provide research opportunities and employment for both graduate and undergraduate students more>>

2021 Summer Field School ♦ SIU Carbondale