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The Secret Lives of Paleoindians: Ice Age Social and Ritual Systems in the Western Great Lakes
by Dr. Thomas Loebel

Thursday April 16, 7pm, Urbana Free Library

Historical Archaeology on the Illinois Frontier: A Retrospective
by Mark Branstner

Sunday April 19, 2–3pm, Museum of the Grand Prairie

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Neusius Leads Research Meeting at Illinois State Museum
[Jan. 27, 2015]

Remains of bustling city found near new bridge
[Jan. 12, 2015]

Study of ancient dogs in the Americas yields insights into human, dog migration
[Jan. 7, 2015]

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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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