Jim Kerr's students researched Pre-Columbian Archaeology
The Illinois Connection
Follow these links to discover archaeological research issues:
notes - by James Kerr, Ph.D.
An introduction to a research project conducted by the students of Triad High School in
St. Jacobs, Illinois. The study focused on the Cahokia Indian settlements in southern
The Cahokia Mounds -- by
Explore a Native American settlement that dates back over 1000 years loctaed on the
Central Plains in Missouri.
Issues Related to Excavating
at Cahokia -- by Tiffany Thomas
An exploration of ethical issues in maintaining and excavating pre-Columbian sites.
Mounds, A World Heritage Site -- by Shannon Wright
A United Nations convention, agreed to by the United States, helps preserve historically
significant sites within the borders of participating nations.
Resource Management -- by Jason Fuesting
An exploration of the need for balancing the investigations of the
past with preservation for the future.
Historical Preservation Agency -- by Sarah Sutter
A description of the function of a state agency dedicated to collect, preserve, interpret,
and communicate the diverse cultures of Illinois.
for American Archaeology -- by Amber Jolly
A national organization that offers field schools and supervises
Casting -- Joe Krauskopf
A process of making replicas of plant fibers, stone tools, foot
prints, and other artifacts using plaster molds.