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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   

Paul Mickey Science Series: There Are Neandertals Among Us!
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, April 08, 2015, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Presented by Fred H. Smith, Ph.D., Illinois State University

The debate over the role of Neandertals in the ancestry of modern people is the longest running controversy in human evolutionary studies and one of the oldest in science. Find out more ...


Paul Mickey Science Series: The End of an Era? Early Holocene Caribou Hunting Strategies in the Upper Great Lakes
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Presented by Dr. John M. O’Shea, Curator of Great Lakes Archaeology, Museum of Anthropological Archaeology, University of Michigan

With the grudging withdrawal of the continental ice sheets at the end of the Pleistocene, the Great Lakes oscillated between higher and lower water levels before stabilizing at modern elevations. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lecture Series
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, April 08, 2015, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

"600 Generations There: Changes in the Land and Human Settlement Evolution at the Illinois/Spoon River Confluence Fulton County, Illinois"

Alan Harn (Speaker), Sally McClure, Edwin Hajic, Majorie Schroeder, and Bonnie Styles

In 1930, the University of Chicago ushered in a new era of archaeological innovation with their excavations at the Morton site, now a part of the developing Emiquon Preserve and National Wildlife Refuge at the Illinois/Spoon River confluence. Find out more ...


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