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Duane Esarey - Selected recent lectures/papers presented


2017 Fandel Mounds: A Lohmann Horizon Mound Center in the Central Illinois River Valley. By Duane Esarey, Robert McCullough, and Gregory Wilson. Midwest Archaeological Conference, Indianapolis, IN, October 19-21, 2017. DOWNLOAD.

2015      Untangling the Piasa’s Tale: A Revised Interpretation of Illinois’ Most Famous Rock Art. Presented to the East Central Illinois Archaeological Society, January 15, 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gP2nR_PqIMk

2015      Before Beall Woods Became a Park.  50th Anniversary Celebration, Beall Woods State Park (Forest Of The Wabash), Keensburg, IL, May 23, 2015.

2014      Investigating Routinized Production of Symbolic Paraphenalia in the Colonial Northeast.  Paper presented in the symposium “Science and Religion in Archaeology: The Legacy of Thomas E. Emerson.  Midwest Archaeological Conference, Champaign, IL October 2-4, 2014.

2013      Another Kind of Beads: A Forgotten Industry of the North American Colonial Period.  Midwest Archaeological Conference, Columbus, Ohio, October 24-27, 2013.

2013      LaSalle’s Legacy in the Illinois Country by Mark Walczynski and Duane Esarey. Presented at the Center for French Colonial Studies symposium “The Lasting Legacy of René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle from the St. Lawrence River Valley to the Gulf of Mexico.”  Bullock Texas State History Museum, November 23, 2013.
2012      Untangling the Piasa’s Tale: Underworld Symbolism at the Heart of the Midcontinent (Duane Esarey and Vincas Steponaitis). Presented in the symposium Interpreting the art, beliefs, and symbolism of the Native people of North America: Papers in honor of Robert L. Hall. Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Baton Rouge, LA, Nov. 7-10, 2012.

2012      Late Woodland Period Occupations at the Ashe Ferry site, York County, South Carolina (Brett H.
Riggs and Duane Esarey). Conference on Native American Archaeological Research in the Catawba/Wateree Valley, 800-1860 A.D. USC Lancaster Native American Studies Program, Lancaster, SC, March 23, 2012.

2011      The 17th Century Northeastern Standardized Marine Shell Ornament Industry. Presented in the symposium Communities, Corridors, and Connections: Modeling Material Culture Markers of
Cross-cultural Interaction in the Northeast and Midcontinent, 1500 to 1750. Midwest Archaeological
Conference, LaCrosse, WI, Oct. 13-16, 2011.

2010      Symposium discussant: Rediscovering Illinois Yet Again: Early 21st Century Research in the Central
Illinois River Valley. Midwest Archaeological Conference, Bloomington, IN October 2010

2008 "Disk Runtees: 17th-century horizon markers of contact and colonialism" by Duane Esarey, Midwest Archaeology Conference, Milwaukee, Oct. 2008. Download Powerpoint with embedded paper (2.9 Mb).

2008 "Colonialism Before Contact: Interrogating theoretical limitations of contact period archaeology" by Duane Esarey, Southeastern Archaeology Conference, Knoxville, TN, Nov. 2008.

2007 "Disk Runtees: 17th-century horizon markers of contact and colonialism" by Duane Esarey, Southeastern Archaeology Conference, Knoxville, TN, Oct 31 - Nov. 3, 2007. Download pdf conference version. Text (177k). Figures (2.5 Mb).

2007 "The 17th-century Midwestern Slave Trade in Colonial Context" by Duane Esarey, Midwest Archaeological Conference, South Bend, IN, Oct. 4-6, 2007.

2006 "Rethinking the Dawn of History: The Schedule, Signature, and Agency of European Goods in Protohistoric Illinois" by Duane Esarey and Robert Mazrim, Midwest Archaeological Conference, Urbana, IL, Oct. 12-14, 2006. Revised version published - See MCJA 32 (2).

2005 “Paleography des Indes: An Overview of the Codex Canadiensis” Presented at the Midwest Archaeological Conference, Dayton, OH. Oct. 23, 2005

2005 "Exploration, Encounter and Exchange" Presented 13 June 2005 at Dickson Mounds Museum.

2004 “Mississippian Spider Redux” Presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Society, St. Louis, November 2004. Download image overview = pdf 1.4 Mb)

2004 “The Illinois Indians in the 17th and 18th centuries” Presented at the Environment and Nature Training Institute for Conservation Education Workshop on Native Americans and Nature June 17, 2004, held at Dickson Mounds Museum. Download image overview = pdf 1.5 Mb)

2004 “Mysteries, Misdirection, Mishaps, and Misdeeds: The First 150 Years of Illinois River Maps” Presented for the lecture series “The Rivers’ Course” Dickson Mounds Museum, Lewistown, IL June 13, 2004 (Download image overview = pdf 2.8 Mb)

2004 “Archaeology, geologic history, and the development of the Illinois River floodplain at Emiquon” Presented for the lecture series “ Rivers’ Course” Dickson Mounds Museum, Lewistown, IL April 2004 (Download image overview = pdf 695 k)

2003 “The Illinois Indians before 1673” Invited paper presented at the symposium The Illinois at the Dawn of Prehistory: Views from the Iliniwek Village, Society for American Archaeology, April 9-13, 2003, Milwaukee. (Download conference paper).

2003 “The History of Water Lily and Lotus Cultivation” Presented June 15 to the Central Illinois Water Garden Society, Bloomington, IL. (Download image overview = pdf 1.2 Mb)

2002 “A Tour of the Codex Canadiensis: a 1670s folio of North American natural history sketches” Presented at the Illinois State Museum Brown Bag Lecture Series, September 18, 2002, Springfield. (Download short overview of this lecture.

2001 “Cultural Resources on a dynamic Illinois River landscape” junior author, with Sharron K. Santure. Presented at 2001 Governor’'s Conference on Management of the Illinois River System, October 2-4, 2001, Peoria. (Download image overview = pdf 1.6 Mb)

1998 “The Maples Mills Phase in Regional Perspective” Presented at Illinois Archaeological Survey Annual Workshop, Dec. 12, 1998, Springfield, Illinois.

1997 “The Past and Future of the Illinois River Valley” Presented at Rhythms of the Rivers: A Celebration of the Nature Conservancy’'s Illinois River Initiative, May 31, 1997 at Dickson Mounds Museum.

1997 “Perspective on the Unique Nature of the Illinois River; Prehistory, History, and the Future”. Presented in the River Talk Lecture Series at the Forest Park Nature Center, Feb. 14, 1997.