Illinois State Archaeological Survey - Template, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Transportation Archaeology


Photographing Historic
Structures: Guidelines and
Photo Logs Booklet [PDF]

List of National Register Properties in Illinois [PDF]

National Register Sections of Route 66 in Illinois [PDF]

New Mississippi River Bridge Project/East St. Louis

IDOT Projects

IDOT Historic Bridges Survey

IDOT Bibliography


IDOT MOU Tribal Consultation

Illinois Transportation Archaeology and Tribal Consultation: Memorandum of Understanding Annual Report-2011 [pdf]

IDOT Euro-American Sites PA

Minor Projects Delegation FHWA-IDOT PA 2010

IDOT Project Notification System

ISAS Field Manual [PDF]

CRM Report Archive
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IDOT ArchaeologyFor over half a century, ISAS has conducted archaeological surveys and excavations throughout the state for the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT).

Each year ISAS's Transportation Archaeology program performs hundreds of archaeological surveys and dozens of excavations. These activities not only preserve the state's rich cultural heritage but allow for the efficient planning, construction, and enhancement of the state's transportation network.

The new information gathered as part of this process have made major contributions to our understanding of American archaeology, at both the state and national levels. ISAS personnel disseminate the results of this research through publications as articles and books, conference papers, public lectures, school presentations, videos, and museum and interpretive displays.

In addition to the central ISAS Field Office located at the University in Champaign, we have field stations and labs in Urbana (Killarney Research Annex), Wood River in the East St. Louis area (American Bottom Field Station), Jacksonville and Macomb (Western Illinois Field Stations), Springfield (Springfield Research Office), and Rockford (Northern Illinois Field Station).


Updated: 11/18/2013 ML


Illinois State Archaeological Survey

23 E. Stadium Drive
209 Nuclear Physics Lab
Champaign, IL 61820
phone: 217-244-4244 | fax: 217-244-7458

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