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Upcoming Events

Spectrum Exhibition Opening at Illinois State Museum Springfield
Thursday, September 3, 2015, 6:00–7:30pm

September is Illinois Archaeology Month

Cahokia Mounds American Indian Educational Days
September 11–13, 2015

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New website for Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
[September 3, 2015]

Closing Date Set for Illinois Museums
[September 3, 2015]

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Current Research

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

My Grandfather's Fluted Clovis Spear Point
by Darrell Ferguson



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