ISAS's NEW STAFF
Clare Tolme has joined the Northern Illinois Field Station as a Senior Research Archaeologist. Clare’s career as an archaeologist began in England. She has worked on Middle and Upper Paleolithic sites in France, on Romano-British, Anglo-Saxon and Mediaeval sites in England and on everything from PaleoIndian to Industrial sites in the U.S. The majority of her field experience has been in the Midwest. Her particular areas of expertise are faunal analysis, and historic archaeology. Clare’s interests lie in subsistence and landscape use, particularly how prehistoric people adapted to changes in their environment and how historic landscape organization changed over time.
Ph.D. Department of Anthropology, University of Iowa.
M.A. Department of Anthropology, University of Iowa.
B.A. Department of Archaeology, University of Southampton, England.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: 815 282 0762
Megan Gilbert joined the Central Offices as a Visiting Historic Architectural Compliance Specialist on January 4th. Her duties are to develop historic building survey reports for IDOT projects, and to conduct field surveys and archival research for federal and state transportation projects to identify and document historic resources.
Megan Gilbert has a B.S. degree in Architecture (2012) from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and an M.S. degree in Historic Preservation (2014) from Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti. Megan recently (2014-2015) interned with the City of Jackson, Michigan and the Jackson Historic District Commission and assisted with the survey and documentation of over 300 properties for the “Under the Oaks Historic District.” In 2013/2014, she served as Architectural Historian Consultant for the firm Quinn Evans Architects where she assisted with the research and documentation of the “Mount Pleasant Historic Business District” in Michigan.
Stephen Thompson joined the Central Offices as a Visiting Historic Architectural Compliance Specialist on January 4th. His duties are to develop historic building survey reports for IDOT projects, and to conduct field surveys and archival research for federal and state transportation projects to identify and document historic resources.
Stephen Thompson has an M.A. degree in History/Historical Administration (1989) from Eastern Illinois University. He has served as president of Intrepid Consulting Services, Inc., since 1998, an organization that provides administrative, strategic planning and technical guidance to government agencies, private firms, and not-for-profit organizations undertaking historic property management programs and compliance with federal and state historic preservation statutes. Stephen serves as a regional planning representative for Landmarks Illinois, the state’s leading voice for historic preservation.
NEW LOCATIONS FOR FIELD STATIONS
The Springfield Research Office has a new address:
Springfield Research Office
1023 W. Dorlan Ave. Suite B
Springfield, IL 62702-2346
Located at the office are Robert Mazrim, Ken Farnsworth, and John Walthall
The Northern Illinois Field Station (NIFS) will be moving to Elgin, Illinois on January 15th the new address is:
Northern Illinois Field Station
21 North Union Street Unit A
Elgin, IL 60123
ISAS has received two international honors for 2015. The Shanghai Archaeological Forum (SAF) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing has named the Illinois State Archaeological Survey’s (ISAS) East St. Louis Archaeological Project as one of the top ten archaeological field projects in the world. The project is being recognized at SAF’s December meeting in China. The Illinois State Archaeological Survey is part of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois.
SAF Field Discovery Awards (Major Archaeological Field-Discoveries)
The SAF Field Discovery Awards are presented for archaeological excavations or surveys that have yielded major discoveries significantly furthering or even altering our knowledge of the human past, locally and/or globally. To be eligible for this award, the nominated work must be a scientific archaeological excavation or survey, legally authorized in the country where it was undertaken. The principal investigator responsible for the nominated work must hold an internationally recognized qualification for archaeological excavation or survey in the country where the nominated work was carried out.
Archaeology Magazine recognized the ‘Bobkitten Buried Like a Human’ as one of the top 10 discoveries of 2015 and is featured in their 2016 January/February issue. Here is the link to the story on their website:
Program on Ancient Technologies and Archaeological Materials is holding its Fourth Science and Archaeology Symposium. Symposium is Friday, February 19th 8:30-4:30. Illini Union Room 314. Free registration and is open to the public. See link for more information