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The 78th Street Site (11S821) __ "The 78th Street site is a large multi-component habitation located in the heart of East St. Louis, Illinois. The site's prehistoric components include not only a Mississippian occupation but an Oneota Native American occupation with one of the largest Oneota assemblages excavated in the American Bottom to date. "  A general overview - illustrated - From prairiearchaeology.com - http://www.prairiearchaeology.com/feature-78th.html

 

An Archaeological Guide To Historic Artifacts of Central Illinois __ "The purpose of this guide is to provide a general introduction to some of the historic artifacts recovered from archaeological sites in the Upper Sangamon Basin of east-central Illinois. Most of the field work has focused on the Mahomet area, but these sites are considered typical of material from the larger study area." - From parkland.edu - http://virtual.parkland.edu/lstelle1/len/archguide/documents/arcguide.htm

 

Archaeology __ "Prior to the 1980s, most archaeology conducted in Illinois was conducted by academics through the auspices of centers of higher education (predominately through the state universities). Today, much of the archaeology done in Illinois is conducted by private industry to meet state and federally mandated requirements established to protect our natural and cultural environments."  A brief overview with links to projects and more. - From illinoisarchaeology.com - http://www.illinoisarchaeology.com/whats_arch.htm 

 

Archaeology at Dickson Mounds Museum __ Site about 70 years of archaeological research at Dickson Mounds, Illinois - By the Illinois State Museum - http://www.museum.state.il.us/ismsites/dickson/archaeology.htm

 

Archaeology Section - State of Illinois __ "Illinois public lands, which are owned or managed by various municipal bodies, counties, park districts, forest preserves, and state agencies, contain numerous important prehistoric and historic archaeological and paleontological sites."  Learn what the state of Illinois does to protect them. - From state.il.us - http://www.state.il.us/hpa/ps/archaeology.htm

 

Brooklyn, Illinois Archaeology Project __ "Brooklyn was established in the 1820s across the Mississippi River from St. Louis and the slave state of Missouri. It was started as a settlement of African Americans escaping slavery, and later became the first black town in America to be incorporated."  An overview in text and photo. - illustrated - From uiuc.edu - http://www.histarch.uiuc.edu/Brooklyn/

 

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site __ Learn about the city of Cahokia, the largest archaeological site in North America north of Mexico.  It was once the center of a culture that stretched from the upper Midwest to the Gulf of Mexico. - illustrated - From cahokiamounds.org - http://cahokiamounds.org/

 

 

Category:Archaeological sites in Illinois __ Index of articles related to Illinois archaeology found in Wikipedia. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Archaeological_sites_in_Illinois

 

Center for Heritage Resource Studies - New Philadelphia, Illinois ... __ "Beginning in the summer of 2002, Paul A. Shackel, Director of the Center for Heritage Resource Studies, began a long-term project to locate, document, and study the growth and eventual demise of a town once known as New Philadelphia, Illinois. The story of New Philadelphia is compelling and nationally significant: it is the earliest known town founded and registered in a state by an African American in the antebellum United States."  Text, photos, maps and yearly reports. - illustrated - From umd.edu - http://www.heritage.umd.edu/chrsweb/new%20philadelphia/newphiladelphia.htm

 

Chicago Archaeological Society __ "The Chicago Archaeological Society is a chapter of the IAAA, founded to unite all persons interested in the archaeology of Illinois - amateurs, professionals, students, and educators."  Learn about the organization, goals and accomplishments. - From museum.state.il.us - http://www.museum.state.il.us/iaaa/chicagohome.htm

 

Controlled Archaeological Test Site Facility in Illinois: Training and Research in Archaeogeophysics __ "Abstract. “A Controlled Archaeological Test Site (CATS) facility has been constructed in Champaign, Illinois, by the Cultural Resources Research Center at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Construction Engineering Research Laboratory, with funding provided by the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training."  A brief overview and history of this facility. - From nps.gov - http://ncptt.nps.gov/a-controlled-archaeological-test-site-facility-in-illinois-training-and-research-in-archaeogeophysics-1999-31-2/    

 

dig: Illinois Archaeology Events __ "dig's guide to special archaeological programs, events, and exhibits in Illinois" - from digonsite.com - http://www.digonsite.com/guide/illinois.html

 

Fort de Chartres III __ "Fort de Chartres III narrowly avoided destruction during the Great Mississippi River Flood of 1993, when a levee break occurred adjacent to the site. The damage is now repaired and a new museum exhibit is installed in one of the reconstructed barracks."  A history and archaeological overview, mostly history and the archaeology in the form of a bibliography. - illustrated - From usouthal.edu -http://www.usouthal.edu/archaeology/french-colonies-in-america_fort-de-chartres.html

 

Illinois Archaeology Museum Directory __ List of archaeology museums in Illinois. - From museumsusa.org - http://www.museumsusa.org/museums/?k=1271407%2CCategoryID%3A1601640%3BState%3AIL%3Bdirectoryid%3A200454  
 

Illinois Association for Advancement of Archaeology __ "The IAAA was founded in 1969 to unite all persons interested in the archaeology of Illinois - amateurs, professionals, students, and educators. The purposes of the association are preserving prehistoric and historic archaeological sites, information, and artifacts; encouraging and participating in scientific investigations and research; and fostering constructive public and governmental attitudes toward the archaeology of the State of Illinois and contiguous regions." You can learn about the organization, its mission and goals. - From Illinois state Museum - http://www.museum.state.il.us/iaaa/

 


Illinois Historic Preservation Agency __ "The Agency operates over 60 historic sites and memorials. The Agency also administers the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, the state’s chief historical and genealogical research facility that is home to the state’s world-renowned Abraham Lincoln collection. The library will house the Agency's collection of more than 12 million items of Illinois history and the museum will feature many of our Lincoln artifacts as well as two main theaters. We administer all state and federal historic preservation and incentive programs in Illinois, including the National Register of Historic Places. Thank you for visiting." - From illinoishistory.gov - http://www.illinoishistory.gov/

 

Illinois State Archaeological Survey __ "The Illinois State Archaeological Survey’s mission is to investigate, preserve and interpret the archaeological heritage of Illinois within the contexts of long-term public needs ..."  Articles, collections, publications, accomplishments and goals. - illustrated - From illinois.edu - http://www.isas.illinois.edu/illarchtoday/estl_land_purchase.shtml

 

Illinois Transportation Archaeological Research Program __ "The mission of the Illinois Transportation Archaeological Research Program, a joint program of the University of Illinois and the Illinois Department of Transportation, is to assist the Department in the preservation and protection of Illinois' historic and archaeological resources, to carryout research activities that enhance the educational and public service mission of the University of Illinois, and to promote and ensure the professional and public dissemination of information about the prehistory and history of Illinois." Discover many aspects of this program. - illustrated - http://www.itarp.uiuc.edu/

 

The Infography about the Cahokia Mounds  __ You will find many resources, bibliographical as well as online. - From infography.com - http://www.infography.com/content/351566136978.html

 

Information for Illinois Developers - Archaeological Research __ Learn the rules about archaeological research required for property developers in Illinois. - From arch-res.com - http://www.arch-res.com/Information_for_Illinois_Developers.htm 

 

The Native American Rock Art of Illinois __ "Although Illinois may lay claim to one of the earliest descriptions of Native American rock art, only now, over 300 years after Marquette and Joliet’s voyage down the Mississippi, are we beginning to appreciate the extent and complexity of this artistic legacy left to us by the earliest occupants of Illinois. As additional sites are reported each year, it becomes clear that far from being a unique event, the Piasa Bird was part of a widespread Native American art tradition within Illinois involving the creation of painted and carved designs on rock surfaces, and extending back in time at least a thousand years if not much farther." You will find a good article along with images. - illustrated - From Mark J. Wagner - http://virtual.parkland.edu/ias/publications/Illinois_Rock_Art/ISMrockartA.htm

 

New Philadelphia, Illinois __ "Beginning in the summer of 2002, Paul A. Shackel, Director of the Center for Heritage Resource Studies, began a long-term project to locate, document, and study the growth and eventual demise of a town once known as New Philadelphia, Illinois. The story of New Philadelphia is compelling and nationally significant: it is the earliest known town founded and registered in a state by an African American in the antebellum United States. "  A detailed overview of the research and results. - illustrated - From umd.edu - http://www.heritage.umd.edu/chrsweb/new%20philadelphia/newphiladelphia.htm

 


Readings in Illinois Archaeology __ You will find a good bibliography of resources about illinois archaeology. - From Illinois Association for the Advancement of Archaeology - http://www.museum.state.il.us/iaaa/readings.htm

 

Research in Southern Illinois __ "The CAI conducts ongoing research and excavations in southern Illinois. Descriptions of some of our most recent projects follow."  An overview of a couple of archaeological projects in southern Illinois. - From siuc.edu - http://cai.siuc.edu/researchpages/southernillinois.html


Sampling Monks Mound __ Read about the archaeological research at the 100-foot-tall earthen pyramid at Cahokia, Illinois. Investigation has revealed a stone platform within the mound. - illustrated - From Archaeological Institute of America - http://www.archaeology.org/9901/newsbriefs/monks.html

 

Underwater Archaeological Society of Chicago __ "The "Underwater Archaeological Society of Chicago" is a volunteer, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the study and preservation of Lake Michigan shipwrecks and to research topical underwater subjects of historical interest surrounding this great lake."  Learn about the organization, goals and accomplishments.  Kind of hard to read with black text on green background. - From uaschicago.org - http://www.uaschicago.org/ 


 

 

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