Location: Illinois, USA.         Length: 14 min

Unbeknownst to most people, lots of archaeology goes on in Illinois all the time. Visit some excavation sites and drop in on the lab where the archaeologists organize, catalog and interpret what they find. The Illinois Archaeological Survey produced this video to explain the how and why of Illinois archaeology – through visits to several excavation sites, including Macktown Living History in Rockton, Crenshaw House near Equality, East St. Louis, and Edwardsville.

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Produced in 2011 by Illinois Archaeological Survey

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Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

Center for American Archaeology

Native Americans (Illinois State Museum)

Places of the Past: Illinois Archaeological Sites and Exhibits (PDF) (Illinois Association for Advancement of Archaeology)