Illinois Archaeology

Fever River Research 

PO Box 5234

Springfield, Illinois

 

 

Personnel

Floyd Mansberger, Director of Fever River Research, received his bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois (1977, in Anthropology) and his master's degree from Illinois State University (1981, in History).  Over the past 20 years, Mansberger has participated in a variety of cultural resource management projects such as archaeological and architectural surveys, archaeological excavations, and archival research as well as preparing historic structure reports for historic buildings.  Mansberger has published articles on his research in such journals as Illinois Archaeology, Transactions of the Pioneer America Society, Historic Illinois, Wisconsin Archaeologist, Agricultural History, Journal of the Illinois Geographical Society, and Western Illinois Regional Studies.   Mansberger can be contacted at fmansberger@comcast.net.

Christopher L. Stratton, Research Historian, Archaeologist and Architectural Historian, began his career with Fever River Research in 1993. A graduate of Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, he received a bachelor's degree (1993) in History.  Stratton has a strong knowledge of vernacular architectural history, material culture studies, political history, and American studies in general.  Prior to graduation, he participated in a study-abroad program, spending a year in Athens, Greece, where he developed an interest in Byzantine Studies.  Christopher lives in Waterloo, Illinois with his three children.  Stratton can be contacted email at stratton@htc.net.



Chelsea P. Coates, Archaeologist, is a recent addition to Fever River Research as of August 2019.  She received her bachelor’s degree in Anthropology (2011) and completed coursework for a Master’s in Historical Archaeology (2014) at the University of Tennessee Knoxville.  She is currently completing a master’s degree in CRM through Adams State University (Colorado).  Chelsea has extensive experience in prehistoric and historic archaeological survey in all phases, laboratory analysis, and archival research.  Chelsea has a strong interest in historical ceramics and consumption.  She spends her time when not doing archaeology or working on her current thesis playing harp professionally and visiting family.  Chelsea can be contacted at chelsea.p.coates@gmail.com.