• 12/07/2017 11:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    2018 Permanent Fund Grants

    Illinois Association for Advancement Archaeology (IAAA)

    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 2018, the IAAA Permanent Fund will award two $400 grants. The deadline for grant applications is Monday, January 15, 2018. The application form as well as guidelines and requirements for a grant are available on the IAAA website under the Permanent Fund link (

    Please send any questions regarding the grants to Doug Jackson (

  • 11/09/2017 12:29 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Midwest Archaeological Conference has announced a new initiative for publishing opportunities. Attached please find an announcement for the MAC/UND Press Dissertation Prize. This award is linked to an offer of publication in the Midwest Archaeological Perspectives book series, and carries with it a cash prize from UND Press. For more information, see attached document.

    MAC Dissertation Prize Final.docx

  • 08/25/2017 10:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Call For Papers

    61st Annual Meeting 

    of the Illinois Archaeological Survey

    September 15-16, 2017

    Carbondale, Illinois

    Hosted by

    Center for Archaeological Investigations

    Southern Illinois University Carbondale


    The Shawnee National Forest

    USDA Forest Service, Harrisburg, Illinois

    The Saturday (September 16) paper session will consist of a combination of current research papers in the morning followed by presentations on more specialized topics in prehistoric and historical archaeology in the afternoon. Paper lengths are 15 minutes.

    Poster presentations will be displayed outside the SIU Museum  Auditorium rotunda throughout the day.

    Deadline for Submissions: September 8 (Friday), 2017

    Please send abstracts (<200 words) or inquiries to:

    Mark Wagner


    Center for Archaeological Investigations

    Southern Illinois University Carbondale

    Faner Hall 3479 Mailcode 4527

    1000 Faner Circle

    Carbondale, Illinois 62901

    2017 IAS Annual Meeting Call for Papers.pdf

  • 07/18/2017 3:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Nick Klobuchar, who has managed the site files for many years, has retired. His replacement is Erich Shroeder from the Illinois State Museum. Erich has been working with Nick for several months and is very familiar with the site file system so the transition should be seamless. Please use the following email when submitting site information or asking questions:

  • 05/26/2017 12:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Have a student who is interested in trying their hand at archaeology? This is a field school class offered this summer through Parkland College in Champaign, Illinois. First half of the course is learning lab techniques and fieldwork in the second half in nearby Allerton Park. See attached flier. Please share! Flier is here: Field-School2017.pdf

  • 04/11/2017 3:07 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Midewin National Tallgrass Forest is looking for volunteers to help with excavations at the 

    Grant Creek Huber Phase Site in northcentral Illinois.

    Dates: 17 July-August 11 

    They are looking for one week volunteer commitment minimum during the four weeks of excavations. We’re soliciting for 8 volunteers through Passport in Time:

    and four Midewin volunteers. Midewin volunteers can contact Alli Cisneros. 

    Details at:

  • 03/29/2017 3:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Utica College’s 14th annual Forensic Anthropology Field School program and six-credit course will take place in Albania, Greece, and Romania from May 16 to June 8, 2017 ( Over 150 students from more than 65 US and international schools have participated in the program since 2004.  No previous experience with human skeletal remains is needed and students are not required to enroll in the course to participate. Undergraduates and graduate students may choose to enroll for the six credits at the reduced tuition of $900. Check out the flyer here.

  • 03/20/2017 1:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Illinois State Archaeological Survey is pleased to announce that its 2016 Annual Report is now available.

    This year, ISAS has introduced an new, interactive online version of the Annual Report. It may be viewed at

    Please note that the report is best viewed on desktop browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Edge, or Internet Explorer. While the report can viewed on mobile devices, the interactivity will be limited.

  • 02/20/2017 2:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Deadline for applications - April 15, 2017

    The Center for American Archeology (CAA), Kampsville, IL, invites applications for four Women in Archeology Internship positions for the 2017 field season, June 4 – August 12. This internship is for women undergraduates, graduate students, and archaeologists in the early stages of their careers with at least six weeks of field and laboratory experience. Applicants who have completed four consecutive weeks of the CAA’s Adult Field School will also be considered. Individuals interested in public archaeology, museum education, and other closely related fields are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will be team-players with a strong work ethic, communication skills, and a passion for archaeology and engaging students and the public. For more information please go to:

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