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  • 02/22/2019 4:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Field Museum is offering a number of paid internship opportunities for students this year. These may be found on The Field Museum's website ( see pages 2 and 3) and include:

    Intern, Anthropology Alliance, Collections
    Intern, Anthropology Alliance, Summer Fieldwork
    Interns, Boone Scholars for East Asian Studies
    Intern, Mullins Martin-North American Anthropology
    Interns, North American Biological Anthropology
    Interns, Regenstein Pacific Collections

  • 02/19/2019 11:02 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The annual conference of the Illinois Archaeological Survey is scheduled to convene on September 6 and 7, 2019 at the Interpretive Center of the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, The business meeting and conference presentations will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7, and an opening reception on Friday evening, Sept. 6. Plan on a fun weekend in Cahokia!

  • 01/07/2019 10:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Floyd Mansberger of Fever River Research received the IAS Charles Bareis Distinguished Service Award in 2018. His archaeological and historical investigations of the Springfield Race Riots of 1908 are the subject of a January 2019 Smithsonian article.

  • 11/27/2018 1:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    2019 Illinois Association for Advancement Archaeology Permanent Fund Grants

    The IAAA Permanent Fund has been awarding annual research assistance grants since 2004. These grants are open to avocational, professional, student, and educational groups for projects conducted within the state of Illinois. In 2019, the IAAA Permanent Fund will award two $400 grants. The deadline for grant applications is Monday, January 21, 2019. The application form, as well as guidelines and requirements for a grant, are available on the IAAA website under the Permanent Fund link (

    Send any questions on the grants to Doug Jackson (

  • 08/31/2018 8:31 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The final program for the Illinois Archaeological Survey Conference of presentations on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, is available online.

    Paper and poster presentations, our Annual Business Meeting, and Awards ceremony, convene at the Hilton Garden Inn Conference Center, 1501 S. Neill St., Champaign. We meet in the combined, main ballrooms at the front of the Conference Center. Presentations include current research and specialized topics in prehistoric and historical archaeology.

    As the Illinois Archaeology Awareness initiative observes: “People have lived in Illinois for over 10,000 years, but only a portion of that history is known from historic documents. Celebrate some of the significant archaeological discoveries and projects that have aided in reconstructing and preserving the history of Illinois since it became a state in 1818.” Paper presentations are 15 minutes in length. Poster presentations will be displayed throughout the day. Beverages and snacks will be provided by the Conference Center throughout the day. Free parking.

  • 07/24/2018 3:57 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Need a Date? Join Beta Analytic’s Raffle

    Beta Analytic is inviting all undergrad and postgrad students who need radiocarbon dating to join our raffle. We are giving away five (5) AMS dates worth US$595 each. The raffle is open to all students in Europe, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America. Beta Analytic will select one winner per region.

    To join the raffle, please fill out the form found in Beta Analytic's raffle page which requires a description of your research that needs AMS dating. Winners are required to show proof of enrollment for any semester in 2018. For details, please visit

  • 07/10/2018 11:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    62nd Annual Meeting of the Illinois Archaeological Survey -- Call for Presentations.

    September 14-15, 2018, Hilton Garden Inn, 1501 S. Neil Street, Champaign.

    The 62nd Annual Meeting of the Illinois Archaeological Survey convenes on September 14-15, and it is our State of Illinois Bicentennial year!

    The paper and poster sessions on Saturday, September 15, will include current research and presentations on more specialized topics in prehistoric and historical archaeology.  Paper presentations should be 15 minutes in length. Poster presentations will be displayed throughout the day.

    A food and drinks reception will meet on the evening of the 14th at an attractive location in Urbana-Champaign, and our Annual Business Meeting will convene at the Hilton Garden Inn on the 15th.

    Please send your proposed titles and abstracts (up to 200 words) for papers or posters to Chris Fennell ( by August 10, 2018.  All topics are welcome, and subjects engaging with a theme of the Bicentennial are greatly appreciated.

    Accommodations can be reserved with the Hilton Garden Inn (link) or other local hotels. Reserve with the Hilton by August 15 for a rate of $102 per night.

    This conference is hosted by: Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Illinois State Archaeological Survey; Public Service Archaeology & Architecture Program; Anthropology Program, Department of Social Sciences, Parkland College; and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory.

  • 07/09/2018 10:40 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Call for Papers – Do you have a unique way of teaching people about the past?  Have you used social media to successfully promote a project or program?  We want to hear about it!  The Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology (DHPA) invites you to submit abstracts for a one-day conference to kick off Indiana Archaeology Month.  We hope you will join us at this year’s Indiana Public Archaeology Symposium on August 25, 2018, at the Glenn A Black Laboratory of Archaeology, Indiana University, Bloomington. 

    This event will be held in conjunction with the Indiana Archaeology Council’s annual workshop.  We are also accepting abstracts from professionals in the field for recent archaeological achievements and interesting research projects in the state of Indiana. 

    Abstracts are due August 1, 2018 and should be submitted to  More conference information will be announced shortly.

  • 05/15/2018 10:37 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The IAS is soliciting submissions for the 13th Annual Jeanette E. Stephens Student Paper Awards. This paper competition is for undergraduate and graduate student research concerning Illinois archeology. The prize includes $250, books, and journals. The submission deadline is July 15, 2018.

    Students and Potential Sponsors: For rules and submission details, see the Stephens Award webpage.

    Educators and Employers: Please download and share the announcement poster.

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