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Upcoming Events

From Across the Pond: A Tour of the British Museum’s Gallery of North American Archaeology
by Fred Christensen

Thursday May 21, 7pm, Urbana Free Library

Ancient Buried Cities in Illinois: Recent Excavations at Meredosia and East St. Louis
by Brad H. Koldehoff, IDOT

TWednesday June 3, 7pm, Dickson Mounds Museum

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Production of Lead Shot Identified at Chief Black Hawk's Village
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Teaching and using anthropology in the modern world
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Current ReasearchSummaries of interesting CRM testing and data-recovery investigations undertaken.
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ISAS also engages in research activities, including sponsoring, directing, and conducting research into the archaeology of the state.
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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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