One of ISAS' primary goals, as a scientific survey unit of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois, is the dissemination of information on archaeological and historical topics to both professional and public audiences.
ISAS produces three archaeological publication series: Studies in Archaeology (SIA), ISAS Research Reports (ISASRR), and the Transportation Archaeological Bulletins (TAB). Through
these publications ISAS strives to further educate and inform the public in the preservation, protection, and interpretation of the archaeological resources of Illinois.
In addition ISAS has select publications from our ISAS Technical Reports series and several speciality publications.
This externally peer reviewed series, Studies in Archaeology, brings scholarly works of topical and regional research to the broadest possible audience.
This series is designed specifically to provide an outlet for the rapid production of reports covering detailed scientific analyses primarily of interest to professional archaeological researchers.
Archaeological Bulletins brings together research on similar topics into a single volume and provides detailed scientific analyses and theoretical insights on topics of interest to a broad professional audience.
ISAS Compliance (now Technical Reports) are short run publications designed for fullfillment of government compliance reporting. Normally only produced to meet governmental laws, reports of a broader scope are made available for purchase.
This series is designed specifically to provide an outlet for the rapid production of reference volumes covering detailed documentation, presentation, and related scientific analyses of material culture for archaeological and historical researchers.
ISAS distributes limited publications from other organizations with a focus on Illinois Archaeology.
ISAS's Annual Reports are designed specifically to provide an overview of
the program’s yearly activities for the IDOT and University engineers
and administrators, the archaeological community, and the general