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Anthropology Exhibits and Events

  ISM System Exhibits: Anthropology   

Anthropology Exhibit
These case exhibits focus on archaeological and ethnographic topics and artifacts such as Native American pottery, basketry, weavings, weapons, and tools. Find out more ...

Eveland Village
The Museum Grounds - 230 acres that include a scenic picnic area and playground, and the Eveland Village, where the excavated remains of three early Indian buildings are preserved for viewing. Find out more ...

People of the Valley
People of the Valley portrays a sequence of cultures -- from Ice-Age hunters to the tribal groups that left Illinois in the 19th century -- through artifacts, murals, photographs, and exciting hands-on exhibits. Find out more ...

Peoples of the Past
Life-sized dioramas and finely crafted artifacts bring to life Illinois' rich Native American heritage. Find out more ...

Reflections on Three Worlds
Reflections on Three Worlds reveals the world of Mississippian people whose 800-year-old sites surround the museum today. The exhibits depict the complex life and culture of these people, trace in detail the evidence of archaeology, and lead to a spectacular multimedia event that takes one through a kaleidoscope of sights, sounds, symbols, music and voices of the three worlds of Mississippian belief.rn Find out more ...

The Mary Ann MacLean Play Museum
The Play Museum is a free children's area at the Illinois State Museum-Springfield. Hours are Monday-Saturday (9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.) and Sunday (1:00 to 5:00 p.m.). Find out more ...

The River Valley Gallery
The River Valley Gallery explores the character of the Illinois River and traces the interaction between the river and the people who lived along it from the end of the Ice Age to the present day. Find out more ...

  ISM System Events: Anthropology   

Ancient Earthworks of Ohio: 2014 Archaeology, History, & Natural History Bus Trip
ISM Research & Collections Center
Thursday, October 09, 2014 - Saturday, October 11, 2014, 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Dr. Michael Wiant, Director of Dickson Mounds Museum will be the study leader for the trip.

Join us as we discover the mysteries of the prehistoric mound builders in southern and central Ohio. Find out more ...

Paul Mickey Science Series: Recent Geophysical and Archaeological Investigations at the Golden Eagle Site (11C120)
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, October 08, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Presented by Jason King, Center for American Archaeology, Kampsville, Illinois

The Golden Eagle site (11C120), located near the confluence of the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers, in Calhoun County, is the only known Lower Illinois Valley mound site that includes an earthen enclosure. Find out more ...

IVAS Lecture Series
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Wednesday, October 01, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Andrew J. Upton, Doctoral Student, Michigan State University and an R. Bruce McMillan Museum Intern, will present a talk titled: “Technological and Social Dimensions of Late Prehistoric Pottery: A Central Illinois River Valley Case Study” at the Wednesday, October 1, 2014 meeting of the Illinois Valley Archaeological Society. Find out more ...

Paul Mickey Science Series: Discovering Late Victorian East St. Louis: Urban Archaeology and the New Mississippi River Bridge Project
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Prsented by: Dr. Claire Dappert, Illinois State Archaeological Society

Teams of archaeologists from the Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS) conducted large-scale excavations in East St. Find out more ...

Central U.S. Earthquakes: What We Know and What to Expect
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Thursday, October 16, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

In this talk, presented by Robert Bauer, engineering geologist at the Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS), the speaker will discuss what is known about earthquakes in the Central U.S., both historic and pre-historic, as well as what to do during an earthquake and why. Find out more ...

The Great ShakeOut & National Fossil Day
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Thursday, October 16, 2014, 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM

To celebrate Earth Science week, the Illinois State Museum will host a day of hands-on science activities. Find out more ...

Please note that event dates are subject to change.
To confirm dates, please call the appropriate site.

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