arch day

Archaeology Day August 6

We had a great Archaeology Day on Saturday!  Over 3200 people came out and learned about the preservation and interpretation of Cahokia Mounds!  The weather was perfect for this event.   The excavations at E. Palisade, Mound 34, and the Copper Workshop were all open and available for tours and viewing.  There were demonstrations on ancient crafts like flintknapping and bow-making.  Professionals were here to explain faunal remains and animal skin identification, and you could learn how to throw a spear using an atlatl or play the waging game Chunkey.  Visitors could wash ancient artifacts and sift soil excavated from the dig.  Thanks to all who made this day such a great success!!