Prehistoric Era, to 1673

Humans have inhabited what is today Illinois for over 12,000 years. By about 700 A.D. native peoples had begun to establish permanent settlements that included large human-made earthen mounds used for burial ceremonies and other tribal rituals throughout Illinois. Portions of these mounds survive today.



5. Albany Mounds
11. Grand Village of the Illinois
41. Cahokia Mounds
56. Kincaid Mounds