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  • 10/31/2014 12:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    SIUE's "This Week in CAS" reports on alumna Kaitlin Roberts's work, which led to her winning the IAS's Jeannette E. Stephens Student Paper Award in 2014 for her work on Middle Woodland period Gehring site ceramics. According to the article, Roberts said that “The ceramic assemblage that I analyzed included pottery very similar to that found in the Illinois River Valley, suggesting that people migrated to this area from the north."

  • 07/23/2014 1:41 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ISAS's American Bottom Field Station opened its doors for a glimpse into a typical day in the office and field. This video was produced for "Day of Archaeology: Find Out What Archaeologists Really Do." For more Day of Archaeology videos, visit www.dayofarchaeology.com.

  • 06/27/2014 6:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    From the National Park Service:

    Mark was the former manager and Supervisory Archeologist at the Midwest Archeological Center, having retired in 2013 after 34 years of service with the National Park Service (please see the link below that was posted on Inside NPS when Mark retired). He was an amazing individual who made major contributions to the profession that he loved and the preservation of resources managed by the National Park Service. He will be forever missed by his family, friends and colleagues.

    http://inside.nps.gov/index.cfm?handler=viewcommunityarticle&type=PeopleNews&id=3815

  • 02/07/2014 8:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge and Interstate 70 Connector cut through about 7 percent of the East St. Louis Mound Center, an ancient city related to Cahokia Mounds. IDOT's Brad Koldehoff and ISAS's Joe Galloy were interviewed for St Louis on the Air by host Don Marsh.

    Text and podcast can be found here.

  • 12/13/2013 2:40 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Prehistoric and historic period artifacts recovered from construction of Route 336 from Macomb to Quincy are discussed by Rich Fishel of the Illinois State Archaeological Survey on Tri-State Public Radio. Some of the artifacts are now on display at the Western Illinois Museum.
  • 12/13/2013 2:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Kathy Lawton Brown, from the Radio Arts Foundation-Saint Louis, recently interviewed Dr. Joseph Galloy, a research coordinator with the Illinois State Archaeological Survey, and Amy Clark, a member of the curatorial staff at the St. Louis Art Museum.

    Dr. Galloy briefly discussed the 2008-2012 excavations in the East St. Louis, I-70 Right-of-Way. The area opened revealed a large Mississippian urban settlement dating from AD 1050-1400. This settlement adds to the understanding of the nearby Mississippian settlement of Cahokia and the greater Mississippian occupation of the St. Louis Metropolitan area.

    The St. Louis Art Museum has installed a permanent display containing North American prehistoric artwork. This display not only provides dates and identification, it will also provides a context for the use of the artifacts in the daily lives of the prehistoric populations who occupied the St. Louis Metropolitan area. The Exchange Avenue figurine from the East St. Louis excavations will be displayed in this exhibit beginning in Spring 2014. This will be the first time this artifact will be on display for public viewing. A number of other artifacts and flint clay figurines will also be displayed.

    Dr. Galloy also highlights the preservation efforts for these archaeological resources and emphasizes the importance of public education in continuing these efforts.

    You can listen to the podcast by visiting this "ISAS in the News" page.  
  • 10/25/2013 6:51 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Dr. Duane Esarey, Illinois State Archaeological Survey, discusses his interpretations of the Piasa pictogram near Alton, Illinois.
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