One of ISAS' primary goals, as a scientific survey unit of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois, is the dissemination of information on archaeological and historical topics to both professional and public audiences. To keep up with our ongoing work, sign up for our newsletter.

ISAS produces four archaeological publication series: Studies in Archaeology (SIA), ISAS Research Reports (RR), the Transportation Archaeological Bulletins (TAB), and Studies in Material Culture (SAMC). Through these publications ISAS strives to further educate and inform the public in the preservation, protection, and interpretation of the archaeological resources of Illinois.

In addition ISAS has select publications from our ISAS Technical Reports series and several speciality publications. Only Technical Reports listed here are publicly available. If you are looking for a Technical Report not listed on our Publications page, they are not available for sale or public distribution.

ISAS publications printed after September 2020 that contain information about human remains are embargoed from public release. Access to embargoed elements are available only by submitting a detailed request for approval by the ISAS Director. All proposed requests must qualify for access under current NAGPRA laws and the University of Illinois moratorium.

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Studies in Archaeology

Studies in ArchaeologyThis externally peer reviewed series, Studies in Archaeology, brings scholarly works of topical and regional research to the broadest possible audience.




Research Reports

Research ReportsThis series is designed specifically to provide an outlet for the rapid production of reports covering detailed scientific analyses primarily of interest to professional archaeological researchers.




Transportation Archaeological Bulletins

Archaeological Bulletins

Archaeological Bulletins brings together research on similar topics into a single volume and provides detailed scientific analyses and theoretical insights on topics of interest to a broad professional audience.




Technical Reports

Compliance/Technical Reports

ISAS Technical Reports are short run publications designed for fullfillment of government compliance reporting. Normally only produced to meet governmental laws, reports of a broader scope are made available for purchase.




Studies in Archaeological Material Culture

Studies in Archaeological Material CultureThis series is designed specifically to provide an outlet for the rapid production of reference volumes covering detailed documentation, presentation, and related scientific analyses of material culture for archaeological and historical researchers.




Specialty Publications

Specialty PublicationsISAS distributes limited publications from other organizations with a focus on Illinois Archaeology.