Illinois
Archaeological 
Survey


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.

2015 Field Schools


This year's summer field schools are now posted. Check them out here, and register now!

Stephens Student Paper Award


The 2015 Stephens Award Competition is now open, and the cash prize has increased to $250!

Please encourage students and recent graduates to submit a paper.

The deadline for submission is July 1, 2015.


See the Stephens Award webpage for more information and a promotional poster.



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 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.

Upcoming events

02/14/2015 • Competition
05/29/2015 11:00 AM • Illinois State Museum Research and Collections Center, Springfield

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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