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The Dash Reeves Site cover ISAS Dash Reeves Site
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Vol. 28: The Dash Reeves Site: A Middle Woodland Village and Lithic Production Center in the American Bottom

Author: Andrew Fortier with contributions by Thomas O. Maher, Mary Simon, Douglas J. Brewer, and John T. Penman

2001, 384 pp., figures, tables

This volume presents the analysis of a Middle Woodland site that represents a major floodplain village and locality for the production of stone tools. The village area consists of clusters of pits and a dense refuse heap containing hundreds of diagnostic Middle Woodland artifacts: an extensive collection of lamellar blades and blade cores; projectile points; Hill Lake ceramics; a diversity of flake, blade, and core tools; and several exotic Hopewell-like pieces, including ear spool and human figurine fragments.

This volume is now discounted to $10 in order to liquidate our remaining inventory. Pick up one of the last remaining copies now before they are all gone.


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Projectile Points of Illinois Poster

Contributors: Madeleine Evans, Brad Koldehoff, Dale McElrath, Dave Nolan, Robert Reeber

Vertical orientation. Dimensions: 22" w × 39" h

Printed on very sturdy paper

This poster was collaboratively developed by archaeologists at the Illinois State Archaeological Survey with input from collectors around the state. The 24˝ × 40˝ framable poster was lavishly photographed by Dr. Robert Reber, the former editor of the Illinois Steward, and graphically designed by Lynn Smith of the Illinois Natural History Survey. Aside from serving as a handsome display of beautifully worked stone artifacts, the poster is an exhaustively researched attempt to present both common and rare specimens of stone spear, dart, and arrow points that may be found in plowed fields and streambeds across the state of Illinois. Classic examples of over sixty distinct point types are photographed full scale and in true color, each one identified by its known or suspected age and the raw material from which it was manufactured. This should serve as a useful tool for archaeologists, collectors, historians, and educators interested in the early history of the “prairie state.”

For more in-depth information about these points, please see our Projectile Points and the Illinois Landscape: People, Time, and Place volume.


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Bottled in Illinois: Poster—Educational

Horizontal orientation. Dimensions: 27" w × 24" h

Chemically embossed poster with vibrant glossy bottles on a matte black background

In conjunction with the printing of our comprehensive Bottled in Illinois volume, two posters highlighting the trading cards and bottles were produced to help educators and researchers highlight the historic embossed bottles and bottled products.

The educational poster illustrates 1840–1880 embossed bottles, from the Bottled in Illinois volume, organized by style, product contents, and decade of production and use. The poster illustrates the increasing product diversity and range of color and decorative detailing of glass containers manufactured for Illinois bottlers during the first four decades of embossed-bottle use by Illinois merchants and entrepreneurs.


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Bottled in Illinois: Poster—Decorative

Vertical orientation. Dimensions: 22" w × 26.5" h

Chemically embossed poster with vibrant glossy bottles on a matte black background

In conjunction with the printing of our comprehensive Bottled in Illinois volume, two posters highlighting the trading cards and bottles were produced to help educators and researchers highlight the historic embossed bottles and bottled products.

The decorative poster highlights a selection of medicine-show posters, bottled-product trade cards, bottling-company illustrated letterheads, embossed-bottle paper labels, period newspaper illustrations, county-­history images, advertising placards placed in store windows, and mineral springs resort imagery.


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ISAS Bottled in IL Posters (Bundle)
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Bottled in Illinois: Posters—Bundle

One vertical and one horizontal poster

Both posters are chemically embossed poster with vibrant glossy bottles on a matte black background

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Discover Illinois Archaeology

Edited by: Alice Berkson, Michael D. Wiant, and Kelvin Sampson with contributions by Brad Koldehoff, John A. Walthall, Michael D. Wiant, Alice Berkson, Kenneth B. Farnsworth, Thomas E. Emerson, Duane Esarey, Robert E. Warren, Mary R. McCorvie, Mark J. Wagner, Ferrel Anderson, Rochelle Lurie, Alan D. Harn, John E. Kelly, Charles R. Moffat, Karen A. Atwell, Brian M. Butler, Mark E. Esarey, and Joseph S. Phillippe

2009, 24 pp., figures, references, list of archaeological resources

Discover Illinois Archaeology, summarizing Illinois culture history, is truly a collaborative effort by eighteen archaeologists from across the state, with a major contribution by design editor Kelvin Sampson. Along with summaries of each cultural period and highlights of regional archaeological research, we include a short list of Internet and print resources. A more extensive reading list can be found at the Illinois Association for Advancement of Archaeology website www.museum.state.il.us/iaaa/DIA.pdf. This publication is excellent for public outreach and an introduction to Illinois archaeology.


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ISAS-FAI270-TheRangeSite1cover.gif ISAS The Range Site: Archaic through Late Woodland Occupations
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Vol. 16: The Range Site: Archaic through Late Woodland Occupations

Authors: John E. Kelly, Andrew C. Fortier, Steven J. Ozuk, and Joyce A. Williams with contributions by Lucretia Kelly, Sissel Johannessen, Paula Cross, and George Milner

1987, 486 pp., figures, tables

This is the first of a series of Range site volumes. For more discussion, see also FAI-270 #20, The Range Site 2: The Emergent Mississippian Dohack and Range Phase Occupations (11S47); Research Report #17, The Range Site 3: Mississippian and Oneota Occupations; and Research Report #18, The Range Site 4: Emergent Mississippian George Reeves and Lindeman Phase Occupations for a comprehensive view of all time periods for this site.

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Vol. 19: The Holding Site: A Hopewell Community in the American Bottom

Authors: Andrew C. Fortier, Thomas O. Maher, Joyce A. Williams, Michael C. Meinkoth, Kathryn E. Parker, and Lucretia S. Kelly with a Foreword by James B. Griffin

1989, 688 pp., figures, tables

The Holding site (11MS118) is a multicomponent site located on a north–south trending sand ridge in the Mississippi River floodplain of the American Bottom in west-central Illinois. Prior to the excavation and analysis of the Holding site, only one Middle Woodland structure had been excavated in the American Bottom. Thus, the discovery of seven houses, with a central courtyard at the Holding site, is somewhat surprising and represents the benefits of both the natural floodplain location as well as adequate funding to expose a relatively large area so that occupational features could be recognized and excavated. This volume has been out of print for many decades and includes the two large oversized maps in the PDF download.

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Vol. 20: The Range Site 2: The Emergent Mississippian Dohack and Range Phase Occupations

Authors: John E. Kelly, Steven J. Ozuk, and Joyce A. Williams with contributions by Lucretia S. Kelly, Lucy Whalley, and George R. Milner

1990, 596 pp., figures, tables

This is the second in a series of published reports on the Range site. See also FAI-270 #16, The Range Site: Archaic through Late Woodland Occupations; Research Report #17, The Range Site 3: Mississippian and Oneota Occupations; and Research Report #18, The Range Site 4: Emergent Mississippian George Reeves and Lindeman Phase Occupations for a comprehensive view of all time periods for this site.

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Vol. 21: The Nochta Site: The Early, Middle, and Late Archaic Occupations

Author: Michael J. Higgins with contributions by Andrew C. Fortier, Douglas K. Jackson, Kathryn E. Parker, and Mary Simon

1990, 314 pp., figures, tables

This occupation is believed to represent a residential base camp for a group generally practicing a foraging subsistence strategy. Likewise, the Early Archaic occupations are believed to reflect similar settlement strategies. The Middle Archaic occupation of the Nochta site, however, seems markedly different, exhibiting seemingly contradictory evidence. The interpretation of the Middle Archaic occupation at this site is that it represents a repeatedly occupied field camp for a logistically organized group of collectors. If the interpretations are correct, there was a definite change in subsistence-settlement strategies from Early Archaic to Middle Archaic.

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Vol. 22: Selected Early Mississippian Household Sites in the American Bottom

Authors: Douglas K. Jackson and Ned H. Hanenberger with contributions by Sandra L. Dunavan, Kathryn E. Parker, Lucretia S. Kelly, and Sissel Johannessen

1990, 518 pp., figures, tables

This report binds together a collection of five unabridged reports: Esterlein (11MS598), Karol Rekas (11MS1255), Olszewski (11S465), Sandy Ridge Farm (11S660), and Willoughby (11MS610). The common thread linking these sites is the presence of small Mississippian occupations. However, Sandy Ridge Farm site’s prehistoric utilization was not limited to the Mississippian period.

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Checklist of Illinois Potters and Potteries

Author: Eva Dodge Mounce

1989, 92 pp., figures

The Historic Illinois Potteries series was published by the Foundation for Historical Research of Illinois Potteries in the 1980s and ‘90s. While all the printed publications about historic Illinois potters and potteries are out of print, ISAS has made these three available via PDF with permission from the Foundation. We continue to work to complete this series so that researchers and educators might still have access to this research. These publications document the wide range of potters and their wares that were produced throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

The Checklist of Illinois Potters and Potteries is divided into five major geographical regions—southern, west central, east central, northwestern, and northeastern counties. Within each region, the checklist lists in alphabetical order the counties and the names of individual potters and potteries.

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The Potteries of Peoria, Illinois

Authors: Floyd R. Mansberger and Eva Dodge Mounce

1993, 39 pp., figures

The Historic Illinois Potteries series was published by the Foundation for Historical Research of Illinois Potteries in the 1980s and ‘90s. While all the printed publications about historic Illinois potters and potteries are out of print, ISAS has made these three available via PDF with permission from the Foundation. We continue to work to complete this series so that researchers and educators might still have access to this research. These publications document the wide range of potters and their wares that were produced throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

The Potteries of Peoria, Illinois focuses on a specific area of Illinois and the history of pottery production in Peoria, Illinois.

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The Potteries of McDonough County

Authors: Floyd R. Mansberger and Eva Dodge Mounce

1993, 55 pp., figures

The Historic Illinois Potteries series was published by the Foundation for Historical Research of Illinois Potteries in the 1980s and ‘90s. While all the printed publications about historic Illinois potters and potteries are out of print, ISAS has made these three available via PDF with permission from the Foundation. We continue to work to complete this series so that researchers and educators might still have access to this research. These publications document the wide range of potters and their wares that were produced throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

The Potteries of McDonough County focuses on a specific area of Illinois and the history of pottery production in McDonough County.

This is available only as a PDF download.


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