Archaeological Institute recognizes Rockford Society May 1

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The Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) recently recognized the Rockford Society’s Web site,, as Best Web Site among local archaeology Web sites affiliated with the national organization. The Rockford Society congratulates Society member Brad Stott of Rockford for his award-winning design.

AIA awarded the honor at its 2007 annual meeting “because of the dramatic color scheme and use of large, easily readable font… The site also presents a central narrative about the society’s history, which is an excellent way to make members and potential members feel connected to the society. In addition, the site is very user friendly.” The site’s colorful home page features a photo of famed Egyptologist James Henry Breasted, born in Rockford in 1865.

Stott also edits the Rockford Society’s newsletter, Fragments. Stott serves the community as an instructor and athletic coach at Keith School in Rockford. Rockford Society President Bart Stenberg recognized Stott for his award-winning Web site at the February lecture.

The Rockford Society has provided free archaeology lectures about a variety of topics since its founding in 1967.

The public is invited to attend the remaining free lecture for the spring series, at 8:15 p.m., May 1, at Burpee Museum of Natural History, 737 N. Main St. in Rockford.

from the April 25-May 1, 2007, issue

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