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ISAS 2015 Annual Report is Now Available

03/29/2016 3:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

ISAS's 2015 Annual Report was just released. It documents ISAS's discoveries and research over the last year. Highlights include:


• Maize only arrives in Illinois at A.D. 900—not A.D. 200 as previously thought;
• Cahokia, North America’s rst city, was comprised of one-third immigrants;
• The East St. Louis site participated in early and extensive trade in pottery vessels and stone 
tools, housed specialized workshops, and ended in destruction by re;

• 2000-year old native village discovered under modern-day Meredosia; and • Reanalysis identi es a unique bob kitten burial from 2000 years ago. 

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The Illinois Archaeological Survey is a society of professional archaeologists, and other technical professionals, dedicated to identifying and preserving important archaeological resources throughout the state of Illinois.

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