The Illinois Archaeological Survey is a society of professional archaeologists, and other technical professionals, dedicated to identifying and preserving important archaeological resources throughout the state of Illinois.

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Congratulations are due to our new and recently elected officers and board members: President-Elect Christopher Fennell, and two new board members: Alleen Betzenhauser and Jamie Kelly

Archaeology Awareness Month: September 2015

(downloadable poster below)

Illinois Inventory of Archaeological Sites 2014 Update

Please see the 2014 update prepared by Nicholas Klobuchar of the ISMS. It provides a sense of the current status of the Inventory and its amazing growth over the years, the number of sites added in 2014 by county, and a list of missing site forms and other information that still needs to be supplied to the Inventory. Please check and see if there is anything that you can help to resolve!

Congratulations to our 2014 awardees!

From left to right: Tom Emerson (Career Achievement), Anne Haaker (Public Service), Andy Fortier (Distinguished Service), Len Stelle (Distinguished Service), and Dale McElrath (Distinguished Service).

IAS President (2014-2015) Rochelle Lurie and Stuart Struever (Career Achievement)

Awards were presented at our annual business meeting, October 2, 2014, in Urbana-Champaign. See Awards and Honors for complete award titles, more information about the awards, and a list of past recipients.

Help preserve archaeological sites in Illinois! 

Cahokia Mounds, Collinsville, Illinois. This ancient city flourished from A.D. 1050 to 1400.
Learn about recent IAS-supported efforts to preserve Cahokia and nearby settlements.
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