in Illinois Archaeology
list of readings has been compiled with two things in mind. First, we
have selected articles and books that are generally available to the
public. A few of these readings were written for a public audience,
but most have been written in a more technical style. The sections of
the reading list follow the culture history and regional divisions presented
in the previous issue of Illinois Antiquity, Vol. 35, No. 3, Discover
Illinois Archaeology. Second, we have intentionally selected compendiums
of specific subjects with the idea that they contain extensive bibliographies
that will direct the reader to numerous other sources.
a recent count, more than 10,000 technical reports, articles, and monographs
have been written on Illinois archaeology, and there are probably triple
that number of unpublished papers on the subject. We hope this list
will provide a place to begin your continued discovery of Illinois archaeology.
Berkson, Duane Esarey, Mike Wiant
The Great Journey: The Peopling of Ancient America. Thames and Hudson.
Kimmswick: A Clovis-Mastodon Association in Eastern Missouri. Science
Robert S. and David S. Brose (editors)
The Earliest Americans. In Common Ground: Archaeology and Ethnography
in the Public Interest, pp. 15-33. Archaeology and Ethnography Program,
National Park Service, Washington D.C.
James and James A. Brown (editors)
Archaic Hunters and Gatherers in the American Midwest. Academic Press,
Summary Report of the Modoc Rock Shelter: 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956.
Reports of Investigations No. 8. Illinois State Museum, Springfield.
The Archaeology of Carrier Mills: 10,000 Years in the Saline Valley
of Illinois. Southern Illinois University Press.
Stuart and Felicia Antonelli Holton
Koster: Americans in Search of Their Prehistoric Past. Anchor Press/Doubleday.
Hopewellian Communities in Illinois. Scientific Papers 5. Illinois
State Museum, Springfield.
Thomas E., Dale L. McElrath, and Andrew C. Fortier (editors)
Late Woodland Societies: Tradition and Transformation across the Midcontinent.
University of Nebraska Press.
Kenneth B. and Thomas E. Emerson (editors)
Early Woodland Archeology. Center for American Archeology, Kampsville
Seminars in Archeology, Volume 2. Kampsville.
Elaine Bluhm (editor)
Middle Woodland Sites in Illinois. Bulletin 5. Illinois Archaeological
Mound Builders of Ancient America: The Archaeology of a Myth. New
York Graphic Society, Ltd.
Thomas E. and R. Barry Lewis
Cahokia and the Hinterlands: Middle Mississippian Cultures of the
Midwest. University of Illinois Press, Urbana.
The Cahokia Atlas: A Historical Atlas of Cahokia Archaeology. Revised
Edition. Illinois Transportation Archaeological Research Program,
University of Illinois, Urbana.
The Emergence of Mississippian Culture in the American Bottom Region.
In The Mississippian Emergence. Bruce D. Smith, editor, Smithsonian
Institution Press, Washington, D.C.
The Late Prehistoric Cahokia Cultural System of the Mississippi River
Valley: Foundations, Florescence, and Fragmentation. Journal of World
Cahokia: City of the Sun. Revised Edition. Cahokia Mounds Museum Society,
Timothy R. and Thomas E. Emerson
Cahokia: Domination and Ideology in the Mississippian World. University
of Nebraska Press, Lincoln.
Examining Prehistoric Settlement Distribution in Eastern North America.
Archaeology of Eastern North America 19:1 22.
James A. and Patricia J. O'Brien (editors)
At the Edge of Prehistory: Huber Phase Archaeology in the Chicago
Area. Illinois Department of Transportation and Center for American
Archeology, Kampsville, Illinois.
David H. and Cheryl Anne Cox (editors)
Towns and Temples Along the Mississippi. The University of Alabama
R. Eric and David W. Benn
Oneota Taxonomy: Papers from the Oneota Symposuim of the 54th Plains
Anthropological Conference, 1996. The Wisconsin Archaeologist 79:2.
Sharron K., Alan D. Harn, Duane Esarey, Frances B. King, Nicholas W.
Klobuchar, George R. Milner, Virginia G. Smith, Bonnie W. Styles
Archaeological Investigations at the Morton Village and Norris Farms
36 Cemetery. Illinois State Museum, Reports of Investigations 45,
Margaret Kimball and Lawrie Cena Dean
The French Colony in the Mid-Mississippi Valley. American Kestrel
Books, Carbondale, Illinois.
French Peoria and the Illinois Country 1673-1846. Popular Science
Series, Vol. XII, Illinois State Museum, Springfield.
John A. (editor)
French Colonial Archaeology: The Illinois Country and the Western
Great Lakes. University of Illinois Press.
John A. and Thomas Emerson (editors)
Calumet and Fleur-De-Lys: Archaeology of Indian and French Contact
in the Midcontinent. Smithsonian Press.
Robert E. and John A. Walthall
Illini Archaeology: Cultural Heritage and Repatriation. The Living
Museum 60(2): 10-14.
Early Industrialized Pottery Production in Illinois: Archaeological
Investigations at White and Company's Gooselake Stoneware Manufactury
and Tile Works, Rural Grundy County, Illinois. Reports of Investigations,
No. 53, Illinois State Museum, Springfield.
Charles L. and Thomas E. Emerson (editors)
Historic Archaeology in Illinois. Research Report 8, Midwestern Archaeological
Research Center; Illinois Cultural Resources Study 6, Illinois Historic
Preservation Agency, Springfield.
Erik K. (editor)
Landscape, Architecture, and Artifacts: Historical Archaeology of
Nineteenth-Century Illinois. Illinois Cultural Resources Study 15.
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, Springfield.
Mark J. and Mary R. McCorvie
The Archaeology of the Old Landmark Tavern: Nine-teenth Century Taverns
along the St. Louis - Vincennes Trace in Southern Illinois. Illinois
Department of Transportation and Center for American Archeology.
Elizabeth, Michael Gregg and Mark J. Dudzik
Recent Investigations at Albany Mounds, Whiteside County, Illinois.
Circular No. 2, Illinois Archaeological Survey, Urbana.
Thomas E. (editor)
The Keeshin Farm Site and the Rock River Langford Tradition in Northern
Illinois. Illinois Transportation Archaeological Research Program,
Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois, Urbana.
The Indian Mounds at Albany, Illinois. Davenport Museum Anthropological
Papers No. 1.
The Drake Site: Subsistence and Status at a Rural Illinois Farmstead.
Midwestern Archaeological Research Center, Illinois State University,
Plenemuk Mound and the Archaeology of Will County. Illinois Cultural
Resources Studies No. 3, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, Springfield.
The Archaeology of the Chain O'Lakes Region in Northeastern Illinois.
Illinois Cultural Resources Study No. 5, Illinois Historic Preservation
Rochelle and Robert J. Jeske
Prehistoric People in McHenry County. Second Edition. The McHenry
County Conservation District, Ringwood, Illinois.
Chicago Before History: The Prehistoric Archaeology of a Modern Metropolitan
Area. Studies in Illinois Archaeology 7, Illinois Historic Preservation
Charles L., Lenville, J. Stelle, Thomas E. Emerson, Gregory R. Walz,
and John T. Penman
The Archaeology of the Grand Village of the Illinois: Report of the
Grand Village Research Project, 1991-1996; Grand Village of the Illinois
State Historic Site (11LS13), LaSalle County, Illinois. Illinois Transportation
Archaeological Research Program, Research Papers No. 60. Department
of Anthropology, University of Illinois, Urbana.
The Prehistory of Dickson Mounds: The Dickson Excavation. Reports
of Investigations, No. 35. Illinois State Museum, Springfield.
Mark A., Mary J. Bade, Roger Boydston, Claude V. Jackson, Frances B.
King, Elliott Lax, Terrance J. Martin, Marl Carol Masulis, Harold B.
Rollins, Frank J. Vento
Rench: A Stratified Site in the Central Illinois River Valley. Reports
of Investigations No. 49, Illinois State Museum, Springfield.
The Sister Creeks Site Mounds: Middle Woodland mortuary Practices
in the Illinois River Valley. Illinois Transportation Archaeological
Research Program Reports No. 2, Department of Anthropology, University
of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Steven R., M. J. Bade, F.B. King, B. S. Styles, and P. J. Thorson
Late Archaic Components at Modoc Rock Shelter, Randolph County, Illinois.
Reports of Investigations No. 48, Illinois State Museum, Springfield.
Charles J. and James W. Porter
American Bottom Archaeology: A Summary of the FAI-270 Project Contribution
to the Culture History of the Mississippi River Valley. University
of Illinois Press. Urbana.
Edward B., Carl J. Ekberg, and Terrance J. Martin
Excavations at the Laurens Site, Probable Location of Fort de Cartres
I. Studies in Illinois Archaeology No. 5. Illinois Historic Preservation
A Guide to the Prehistoric and Native Cultures of SW Illinois and
the Greater St. Louis Area. Illinois Archaeology Educational Series
#2, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, Springfield.
John A. and Elizabeth D. Benchley
The River L'Abbe Mission: A French Colonial Church for the Cahokia
Illini on Monks Mound. Studies in Illinois Archaeology #2, Illinois
Historic Preservation Agency, Springfield.
An extensive series of reports on American Bottom sites excavated for
the FAI-270 project is published by the Illinois Department of Transportation.
Preliminary Archaeological Survey of the Illinois Uplands and Some
Behavioral Implications. Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology 2(2):219-251.
The Sire Site: Mississippian Outpost in the Central Illinois Prairie.
In New Perspectives on Cahokia: Views from the Periphery, edited by
James B. Stoltman. Monographs in World Archaeology No. 2, Prehistory
Press, Madison, Wisconsin.
Archaeology at the Whitley Site: An Early Historic Farmstead on the
Prairies of Eastern Illinois. Illinois Transportation Archaeological
Research Program Reports No. 5, Department of Anthropology, University
of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Archaeological Survey and Settlement Pattern Models in Central Illinois.
Scientific Papers, Vol. XVI, Illinois State Museum. Special Paper
Number 2, Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology.
Central Illinois Expressway Archeology: Upland Occupations of the
Illinois Valley Crossing. Center for American Archeology, Kampsville,
The Campbell Hollow Archaic Occupations: A Study of Intrasite Spatial
Structure in the Lower Illinois River Valley. Research Series, Vol.
4, Kampsville Archeological Center, Center for American Archeology.
Socioeconomic Differentiation of Late Nineteenth-Century Lower Class
Households in the Little Piasa Valley, Alton, Illinois. Midwestern
Archaeological Research Center, Illinois State University, Normal.
Michael D. and Charles R. McGimsey (editors)
Woodland Period Occupations of the Napoleon Hollow Site in the Lower
Illinois Valley. Research Series, Vol. 6, Kampsville Archeological
Center, Center for American Archeology.
Publications from the Center for American Archeology include many site
reports from the Lower Illinois Valley.
Brian C. and Robert G. McCullough
The Late Woodland to Late Prehistoric Occupations of Central Indiana.
In Late Woodland Societies: Tradition and Transformation Across the
Midcontinent, edited by Thomas E. Emerson, Dale L. McElrath, and Andrew
C. Fortier. University of Nebraska Press.
An Archaeological Survey of the Wabash River Valley in Illinois. Reports
of Investigations, No. 10. Illinois State Museum. Springfield.
The Riverton Culture. Reports of Investigations, No. 13, Illinois
State Museum, and Illinois Archaeological Survey.
Richard W. and Brian M. Butler
The Carrier Mills Archaeological Project: Human Adaptation in the
Saline Valley, Illinois. Research Paper No. 33, Center for Archaeological
Investigations, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
Archaeology of the Lower Ohio River Valley. Academic Press.
Prehistoric Peoples of Southern Illinois. Center for Archaeological
Investigations, Southern Illinois University.
Mark J. and Mary R. Mccorvie
The Archaeology of Frontier Taverns on the St. Louis Vincennes Trace.
Popular Science Series, Vol. XI., Illinois State Museum, and the Illinois
Department of Transportation.
Mark J. and Brian M. Butler
Archaeological Investigations at the Rose Hotel (11Jn-116), Hardin
County, Illinois. Technical Report 99-3, Center for Archaeological
Investigations, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
Fay-Cooper and Thorne Deuel
Rediscovering Illinois. University of Chicago Press, Chicago.
Fay-Cooper, Robert Bell, John Bennett, Joseph Caldwell, Norman Emerson,
Richard MacNeish, Kenneth Orr, and Roger Willis
Kincaid, a Prehistoric Illinois Metropolis. University of Chicago
Thomas E., Andrew C. Fortier, and Dale L. McElrath
Highways to the Past: Essays on Illinois Archaeology in Honor of Charles
J. Bareis. Illinois Archaeology, Vol. 5, Nos. 1 and 2.
An Archaeology of the Soul: North American Indian Belief and Ritual.
University of Illinois Press, Urbana.
Stone Age Spear and Arrow Points of the Midcontinental and Eastern
United States. Indiana University Press, Bloomington & Indianapolis.
Atlas of Great Lakes Indian History. University of Oklahoma Press,
Indian Villages of the Illinois Country. Illinois State Museum Scientific
Papers, Vol. 2, Part 2. Springfield.
Sara Jones, and Wayne C. Temple (compilers)
Atlas and Supplement Indian Villages of the Illinois Country. Illinois
State Museum Scientific Papers, Vol. I, Part 1. Illinois State Museum,
Bruce G. (editor)
Handbook of North American Indians, Vol. 15, Northeast. Smithsonian
Institution, Washington, D.C.
William I. (editor)
Late Prehistoric Agriculture: Observations from the Midwest. Illinois
Historic Preservation Agency Studies in Illinois Archaeology No. 8,