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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   

Open House
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Sunday, September 14, 2014, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

See the development of three new exhibits Native American history 1673-1832; early American Settlement 1800-1830; and the Emiquon Gallery. Find out more ...


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 ...


IVAS Lecture Series
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Wednesday, September 03, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Dr. Jodie A. O’Gorman, Chairperson of the Department of Anthropology at Michigan State University and current researcher at the Illinois State Museum, will present a talk titled: “Morton Village: New Views on the Intersection of Oneota and Mississippian Worlds” at the Wednesday, September 3, 2014 meeting of the Illinois Valley Archaeological Society. Find out more ...


Paul Mickey Science Series: Morton Village: New Views on the Intersection of Oneota and Mississippian Worlds
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Presented by Dr. Jodie A. O'Gorman, Associate Professor and Chair of Anthropology, Michigan State University

Understanding the larger social context for elevated levels of violence that have been documented for late prehistory in the Central Illinois River Valley has been the over-arching goal guiding research at the Morton Village excavations for the past seven years. Find out more ...


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

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