Archaeology is finding new avenues of support in northern Illinois. Located south of Rockford, at the confluence of the Kishwaukee and Rock Rivers, nearly 900 acres of bluff top woodland and agricultural property is being designed as an outdoor labo-ratory for regional resource conservation and heritage studies. At the center of this landscape is the Indian Hill Manor, an early 20th century rural estate that is now a National Register Historic District. The founders of this growing institution, the Smeja Foundation, recently approved a CRM program proposed by ISAS that is de-signed to identify and assess cultural resources through field studies and augmented by comprehensive archival research, potentially leading to future archaeological research. The program design has been the most recent development of ongoing work that has resulted in the protection of an endangered effigy mound group and the relocation of a failed historic village, occupied around 1840.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||MAC 2014 Abstracts|
|State||Published - 2014|