Transportation Archaeology Projects

Archaeological surveys and excavations conducted over the past several years have provided us with the opportunity to expand upon our knowledge of prehistory and history throughout Illinois.

Click on any field office on the map or use the menu below to learn about current research in that area.
(Note Districts are organized as of 2016 and may not reflect more recent groupings).

Illinois map showing field station locations

American Bottom Field Station-Fairview Heights
Districts 7, 8, and 9

Central Illinois Field Station-Champaign
Districts 3, 5, and 7

Northern Illinois Field Station-Elgin
Districts 1 and 2, Bureau and DeKalb Counties

Western Illinois Field Stations-Macomb/Jacksonville
Districts 4 and 6

NIFS WIFS CIFO ABFS Northern Illinois Field Station Western Illinois Field Station Central Illinois Field Station American Bottom Field Station Northern Illinois Field Station Western Illinois Field Station Central Offices/Central Illinois Field Station American Bottom Field Station