Entries by Lori Belknap

New Discoveries from Cahokia’s ‘Beaded Burial’…

The people buried in one of America’s most famously ornate prehistoric graves are not who we thought they were, researchers say. A new study of 900-year-old human remains originally unearthed in Illinois almost 50 years ago reveals that their burial has been fundamentally misunderstood — from the number of people actually buried there, to the […]

Linda T. from Shannon, IL Wins Quilt!

Linda T. from Shannon, IL won the raffle for the Cahokia Mounds T-Shirt Quilt.  Congratulations to Linda who traveled from the northern edge of Illinois to Cahokia Mounds to visit the site!  We appreciate your support!

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 […]

New Presentations Added to Conference

The Mississippian Conference, held in the auditorium on July 30 from 8:30 – 4:00, is now full.  There will be 18 presentations and several poster presentations that focus on recent research relating to Mississippian culture or Cahokia Mounds. Newly added presenters include: James Brown, Northwestern University, Emeritus, Archaeological Fact and Fiction about the Osage Duane […]

Groupon Offer

We offer a great Groupon offer to visit Cahokia Mounds!  There are two offers; one is for 2 iPod tours plus a souvenir guide book and tote for $10, and the other is for 4 iPod tours plus souvenir guide book and tote for $13.  These offers are transferable, and we will honor them after […]

“get to know m.e.” Bench

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site receives “Get to know m.e.” bench. Created by the 2015 “Get to know m.e.” campaign, the regional image campaign that celebrates why people love living and working in the Metro-East.  Thirty-nine blue steel benches were donated to area public places complimentary of the campaign.  Parks, town squares, historical sites, bike […]

Exhibit Project Wins National Award

The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) has awarded Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site with an Award of Merit for Wetlands and Waterways: The Key to Cahokia.  This Leadership in History Award, now in its 71st year, is the most prestigious recognition for achievement in the preservation and interpretation of state and local […]