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'Big Things in Small Packages: The Archaeology of Small Sites'

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[March 21, 2012]  LEWISTOWN -- The next Illinois Valley Archaeological Society lecture will feature Dr. Michael Conner, curator of anthropology at the Illinois State Museum -- Dickson Mounds Museum, presenting "Big Things in Small Packages: The Archaeology of Small Sites." His lecture will be on April 3 at 7 p.m. The monthly program is presented at the Dickson Mounds auditorium.

While large, spectacular sites like Dickson Mounds and Cahokia can teach us a great deal about the past, small sites also have much to offer. They have produced glimpses into everyday life and evidence of unexpected relationships between regions. This talk will discuss several such small excavations, including a family farmstead that was inhabited for perhaps 10-20 years in the lower Illinois Valley about A.D. 1250.

Illinois Valley Archaeological Society programs are free of charge, and the public is welcome. For more information call 309-547-3721.

[Text from file received from Dickson Mounds Museum]


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