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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   

A Taste of Archaeology for Teens
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Tuesday, June 02, 2015 - Thursday, June 04, 2015, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Gain experience as a young archaeologist. Work alongside professional archaeologists. Participate in an excavation, discover artifacts, and learn how to identify, clean, organize, and sort your finds. Find out more ...

A Taste of Archaeology for Adults 102
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - Friday, May 29, 2015, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Participation in the previous week’s camp or in the camps held at Dickson Mounds in 2013-2014 is a pre-requisite. Find out more ...

Nature Adventure Camp for Kids!
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - Thursday, June 18, 2015, 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Experience the Illinois River Valley. Participants may hike, canoe, bird watch, collect water samples, and learn how ancient and historic people used the resources of the land to survive. Find out more ...

Nature Explorers Camp for Kids!
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - Thursday, June 25, 2015, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Explore the past and the present in the Illinois River Valley. Learn how people lived in this area and utilized its resources over thousands of years. Find out more ...

Paul Mickey Science Series: Skywatchers of Ancient North America: Celestial Alignments with Mounds, Structures, and Stone Circles
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Presented by William R. Iseminger, Assistant Site Manager/Public Relations, Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, Collinsville, IL

Archaeological investigations have revealed that ancient peoples in North America employed astronomical observations in order to determine the onset of various seasons as well as to understand the length of the year. Find out more ...

IVAS Lecture: Ancient Buried Cities in Illinois: Recent Excavations at Meredosia and East St. Louis
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Wednesday, June 03, 2015, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Brad H. Koldehoff, Chief Archaeologist at the Illinois Department of Transportation and a research associate at the Illinois State Museum and Illinois State Archaeological Survey, will present the talk “Ancient Buried Cities in Illinois: Recent Excavations at Meredosia and East St. Find out more ...

Science Day Out: A Field Trip to Dickson Mounds Museum
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Friday, July 10, 2015, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Carrol Hall Science Series
Free with advanced registration, Limited seating  

Many people see Illinois as miles and miles of corn and soybean fields. Find out more ...

Please note that event dates are subject to change.
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