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The Steuben Village sits on the bank of the Illinois River in Marshall County, Illinois.Nearby are nine burial mounds. In 1955 and 1956, researchers dug five test pits in the village and excavated several of the mounds. In addition to burials, the crew found thousands of artifacts, including pottery, chipped and ground stone tools, and items made from copper, bone, and shell. The artifacts and radiocarbon dates indicate two Hopewell occupations, the earliest about 2,000 years ago.