Illinois Archaeology

  • Mastodon Lake at Phillips Park

    Remains of the extinct elephant-like Mastodon were found in this lake in the 1930'

  • Albany Historic Indian Mounds

    One of the most important archaeological sites in Illinois, Albany Mounds contains evidence of continuous human habitation over the last 10,000 years. I-80 to Hwy 84

  • Gramercy Park

    Gramercy Park is located on a scenic bluff overlooking the Mississippi River, with 26 ceremonial and burial mounds from the Hopewell Native American culture, circa 200-500

  • Piasa Bird

    Piasa Bird

    The Piasa Bird (pronounced Pie-a-saw), is a local legend in the Alton area. Its foundings go back to 1673

  • Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

    Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

    This world heritage site, a National Historic Landmark, marks the location of an ancient natural American Indian city, perhaps the largest such community in what is now the United States. A 33

  • Dickson Mounds Museum

    Dickson Mounds Museum, a branch of the Illinois State Museum and a National Historic Site