The Johnson Collection: Using Old Collections to Find New Insights

Clare Connelly, Jenny Bennish

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


The Johnson Collection is an impressive, well-documented assemblage of over 1,600 lithic, ceramic, and metal artifacts collected throughout northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin by Steve Johnson. Studying collections such as this can pro¬vide a new perspective on the archaeology of a region. This unique collection contains material collected from a region, specifically northwestern Illinois, whose prehistory has remained relatively unknown to professional archaeologists. This pilot project provides new information on the distribution of populations, chert use, and projectile types in Northwestern Illinois.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication59th Annual Midwest Archaeological Conference - November 5-7, 2015 | Midwest Archaeological Conference, November 5-7, Milwaukee, WI
StatePublished - 2015


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