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Illinois Scholars Awarded NEH Fellowships
[Dec. 9, 2014]

Visualization Lab Utilizes Photography Suite to Increase Access to Historical Artifacts
[Nov. 12, 2014}

Recent ISAS Excavations at Fort Johnson in Warsaw, Illinois
[Nov. 5, 2014]

ISAS Senior Staff Recognized by Professional Organizations
[Oct. 21, 2014]

Archeologists Dig For Clues To African-American History in Brooklyn, Illinois
[Oct. 14, 2014]

Digging Up the Past: Archaeologists Working at Holy Family Site in Cahokia

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Published Articles

The Kaskaskia Manuscripts: 1708–1816, A Calendar of Civil Documents in Colonial Illinois
by Lawrie Cena Dean and Margaret Kimball Brown

The Allure of the Exotic: Reexamining the Use of Local and Distant Pipestone Quarries in Ohio Hopewell Pipe Caches
by Thomas E. Emerson, Kenneth B. Farnsworth, Sarah U. Wisseman, and Randall E. Hughes



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