Elaine Bluhm Herold was one of Illinois’s earliest professional female archaeologists at a time when women’s participation in Illinois archaeology was limited. Her achievements—spanning from 1947–1967—included completing several graduate degrees, conducting field schools and salvage excavations at numerous endangered sites in northern Illinois, working closely with professional and avocational archaeologists alike, mentoring students in archaeology, and becoming one of the first officers (Treasurer/Secretary and later Editor) of the newly formed Illinois Archaeological Survey (IAS) in 1956. The presentations in this session honor Elaine Herold’s efforts in Illinois archaeology by discussing current research derived from sites she excavated over 50 years ago—Crawford Farm, Hoxie Farm, and Sinnissippi Mounds—and the remarkable influence she had on avocational and professional archaeology in Illinois. As one of the original founders of the IAS 60 years ago, Elaine Bluhm Herold remains a role model for many generations of Midwestern archaeologists.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Program and Abstracts - 60th Annual Midwest Archaeological Conference|
|State||Published - 2016|