Technical Reports

Technical Reports

TR Volume 165Vol. 165: Drugstore Bottles for Archaeologists: Embossed Springfield Pharmacy Glassware from the Civil War to the Roaring Twenties

Author: Kenneth B. Farnsworth

2015, 84 pp., full-color figures, tables, references

This archaeological overview of changing styles and use patterns of pharmacy glassware in the upper Midwest is a direct outgrowth of Fred Brown’s intensively researched history of Springfield Illinois drugstore businesses of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries (see Studies in Material Culture #2, “Good for What Ailed You” in Springfield, Illinois: Embossed Pharmaceutical Bottles Used by Springfield Druggists from the Civil War Era to the Early Twentieth Century by Frederick M. Brown).

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TR Volume 122Vol. 122: Excavations at the Trotier Site: French Cahokia, St. Clair County, Illinois



Author: Patrick R. Durst with contributions by Leighann Calentine, Brad Koldehoff, Steve R. Kuehn, Kristin Hedman, and Robert Mazrim

2009, 194 pp., figures, tables, references

Priests from the Seminary of Foreign Missions founded the French colonial village of Cahokia in 1699. French Cahokia gradually expanded from a mission site near an Illini village to a traditional French agricultural and mercantile community. The often well-preserved remains of this historic community rest beneath the modern-day town of Cahokia. In 2007 a waterline project passing through the town of Cahokia affected known archaeological sites associated with historic French Cahokia, a National Register of Historic Places District. Phase III excavations conducted for the project cut through two previously recorded French colonial sites: Trotier (11S861) and Cahokia Wedge (11S743). Although few artifacts and features were discovered at the Cahokia Wedge site, numerous features and artifacts were discovered at the Trotier site. Three distinct historic temporal components were identified, representing the French colonial through early industrial American occupation of Cahokia.

TR Volume 112Vol. 112: Investigations at the Horseshoe Pond Site: A Pre–Civil War Farmstead on the La Moine River in Brown County, Illinois


Author: Mark C. Branstner with contributions by Mary M. King and Steven R. Kuehn

2007, 162 pp., figures, tables, references

The Horseshoe Pond site (11BR442) covers an area of approximately 0.54 hectares on the floodplain of La Moine River in the extreme northeast corner of Brown County. In the spring of 2005, Phase II investigations of the plow zone in selected site areas were conducted and this work resulted in the initial identification of 21 cultural features, consisting of 17 features associated with a ca. 1849–1864 Euro-American farmstead and 4 features attributable to either the Late Archaic (Riverton?) or Early Woodland (Black Sand) periods. All were excavated, but only the historic period component is reported in this volume. This volume also has color photographs of the ceramics found at this site.

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TR Volume 60Vol. 60: The Archaeology of the Grand Village of the Illinois: Report of the Grand Village Research Project, 1991–1996; Grand Village of the Illinois State Historic Site (11LS13), LaSalle County, Illinois

Authors: Charles L. Rohrbaugh, Lenville J. Stelle, Thomas E. Emerson, Gregory R. Walz, John T. Penman

1999, 300 pp., figures, tables, references

The site, known variously as the Zimmerman site, Old Kaskaskia Village or the Grand Village of Illinois, was being purchased by developers who planned to build a vacation resort on the location. Eventually, after a private and public campaign that reached an international level, Governor James Thompson authorized IHPA to seek condemnation of the property and bring it into public ownership. In April 1999 a final settlement was reached, and the site was purchased by the state. It is currently under the administration of the IHPA and has been renamed the Grand Village of the Illinois State Historic Site.

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TR Volume 50Vol. 50: The Halliday Site: Investigations into Early Mississippian Mortuary Behavior

Authors: Eve A. Hargrave and Kristin Hedman with contribution by Mary Simon

2001, 204 pp., figures, tables, references

This cemetery was associated with a large early Middle Mississippian village (Halliday site, 11S27) that was being excavated by Dr. Timothy Pauketat, University of Illinois. During the course of the excavations at the Halliday site, Pauketat encountered isolated fragments of human remains in various habitation site features. In addition, he discovered and excavated four mortuary pit features north of the presently defined Halliday cemetery. The analysis of these remains is included in this report to provide a comprehensive perspective on the mortuary patterns of the eleventh-century inhabitants of the Halliday village.

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