Documenting Private Collections in Illinois: The Robert Reber Collection

Madeleine G. Evans, Brad H. Koldehoff, Thomas J. Loebel

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


As the official archaeological agency for the state of Illinois, ISAS, along with IDOT, values the contributions of many avocational collaborators and private collectors who have assisted with our mission of investigating, preserving, and interpreting the archaeological heritage of the state. This paper highlights our collaboration with Robert Reber, who for sixty years has collected and documented the archaeology of southern Ford County, Illinois. These efforts exemplify the importance of privately-generated site documentation toward the recognition of important sites and the identification of large-scale land-use patterns in parts of the state that fall through the cracks of both compliance-driven and research-driven study.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProgram and Abstracts - 61st Annual Meeting
StatePublished - 2017


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