• 01/13/2016 10:57 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

  • 12/09/2015 5:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Illinois Association for Advancement Archaeology

    Permanent Fund Grants 

    The IAAA Permanent Fund has been in existence since 2000 and has awarded 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 2016, the IAAA Permanent Fund will award three $400 grants. The deadline for grant applications is Sunday, January 17, 2016. The application form as well as guidelines and requirements for a grant are available on the IAAA website under the Permanent Fund link ( 

  • 10/13/2015 5:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Current Illinois Antiquity Editor Alice Berkson and Design Editor Kelvin Sampson are stepping down as editors in 2016. The Illinois Association for Advancement of Archaeology board is seeking replacements for these volunteer positions, which could be combined, and would start in the Spring of 2016. If you would like to be a key part of a 550+ member organization that strives to bring knowledge of Illinois archaeology to the public, this may be the job for you! For more information, please get in touch with IAAA President Pro Tempore Doug Jackson at or Alice Berkson at or Kelvin Sampson at

  • 09/11/2015 6:48 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The theme for the 2015 Illinois Archaeology Awareness Month is 'The Future of the Past: Science in Archaeology'. As part of our efforts to inform people about different techniques used by archaeologists (geophysics, PIMA, XRF, isotopes, aDNA, LiDAR, etc) we would like to include brief descriptions of the techniques on the IAAM website and then provide links to webpages that describe the application of the techniques in archaeology. We are asking for contributions to the webpage by anyone who has or is currently using these techniques as part of your research project. This could be a great way to highlight advances in Illinois archaeology in recent years through providing examples of your research efforts.

    If you would like to contribute, please contact Karen AtwellEve Hargrave, or Joe Wheeler. We would need  several introductory sentences describing your research and then the actual link for more information.

    Thank you.

    Eve Hargrave

  • 09/10/2015 6:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ACRA – the American Cultural Resources Association – is beginning a new online learning series designed especially for people working in the Cultural Resource Management Industry. Classes are targeted to  people working in middle to upper management and the first class addresses issues of Human Resources. It is particularly designed for smaller or medium companies who don’t have an HR manager, or, of course anyone who has to regularly deal with these issues.  Registration information is below, and you do not have to be an ACRA member to participate (you just get a slightly better deal if you are).

    The program so far includes:

    Sept 22, 2015

    Human Resource Basics – What Small Businesses Need to Know

    October 2015

    Designing A Safety Program to Protect Your Human and Financial Assets

    December 2015

    Proposal Writing for Cultural Resources Management Professionals

    January 2016

    How to Host an Intern, Grow Your Business, and Develop Future Leaders

    Check out the new tab for the Education Committee on the ACRA web site if you need some more information

  • 06/28/2015 11:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Society for American Archaeology (SAA) is surveying professional archaeologists and members of the public involved in archaeology education to learn about their use and knowledge of the existing SAA For the Public Webpages.  Information collected will help the SAA update and redesign the webpages to best meet the needs of members and educators interested in archaeological education and outreach.


    The survey consists of 13 questions total.  If you have not previously visited the For the Public Webpages your feedback is still needed and appreciated.  The first two questions ask whether you have used the site.  If you respond "yes" to those questions, you will be directed to seven questions asking how you use the current site and your satisfaction levels with various features. The final portion of the survey asks what new aspects of the revised site you would like to see.  If you respond "no" to the first two questions, an additional five questions will ask you about your use of public outreach websites in general.  The survey is a mix of multiple choice and short open comment fields. Before starting the survey, members are encouraged to visit the For the Public webpages: but this is not mandatory. Please allow about 10-15 minutes to take the survey.


    Please click on the following link to take the survey: 


    The survey will remain open until July 22,2015. Thank you in advance for your participation.  If you have additional comments or questions you can contact Elizabeth Bollwerk, Project Coordinator of the For the Public Webpages taskforce at

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