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Winter Lecture Series

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The Archaeology of Man’s Best Friend: Recent Studies of Prehistoric Dogs in Illinois


Zooarchaeologist Steven Kuehn will discuss his recent archaeological work and how this

Information is providing a much more detailed picture on the prehistory of “man’s best friend.”

Dogs represent the oldest domesticated animals in the world dating back some 30,000 years.

The role and treatment of dogs among Native American groups in North America, however,

has varied considerably over time. Recent archaeological investigations in Illinois have resulted

in the recovery of thousands of animal remains, including nearly 150 dog burials.


The Byron Forest Preserve District’s popular five week Winter Lecture Series will begin on Sunday afternoons starting February 11 at 2:00 pm at the national award winning Jarrett Prairie Center Museum. This year’s free Winter Lecture Series are co-sponsored by Excelon and the Byron Forest Preserve District.  There is no advance registration required for these hour long programs.  Contact the Byron Forest Preserve District at 815 234-8535 extension 200 for more information or visit their website at

Location : Jarrett Prairie Center


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