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Three Rivers Archaeological Society

Welcome to the homepage of the Three Rivers Archaeological Society.

Welcome to the homepage of the Three Rivers Archaeological Society (TRAS). TRASformed as a chapter of the IAAA in 2000. Because of its location straddling the Illinois-Wisconsin stateline, TRAS also became a chapter of the Wisconsin Archeological Society in 2006. The purpose of TRAS is to unite all persons interested in the archaeology of Illinois and Wisconsin—amateurs, professionals, students, and educators. The goals of TRAS are to preserve prehistoric and historic archaeological sites, information, and artifacts; educate the general public on the pleasures and benefits of archaeology; and encourage and participate in scientific investigations and research. TRAS and its members are opposed to the destruction, unauthorized excavation, and looting of archaeological sites and actively discourage commercialism in archaeological artifacts.

The Three Rivers Archaeological Society meets on the second Monday of every month except July and August, alternating between the Macktown Living History Education Center (Rockton, IL) and venues in Beloit, WI (Beloit College and Beloit Public Library). New members and visitors are always welcome. Contact Sara Pfannkuche at sara@pfannkuche.com or by mail at 436 W. Lincoln Avenue, Belvidere, IL, 61008 for more information.