Solar Eclipses in North American Indian History and Prehistory

A lecture by Archaeologist, Rusty Weisman

Archaeologist Rusty Weisman will be giving a free lecture at the Iseminger Auditorium at Cahokia Mounds, courtesy of the Cahokia Mounds Museum Society, on March 30, 2024 at 1 pm. This lecture is by RSVP only due to seating limitations. The Gallery will remain closed. His presentation titled, “Solar Eclipses in North American Indian History and Prehistory”, will discuss the upcoming solar eclipse as well as solar eclipses visible across the North American Landscape during the last 1000 years. Rusty’s interests include ceramic technology, archeometry, historic roads and trails and more. He studied at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and the State University of New York at Binghamton. He has worked at over a dozen sites from Alaska to Florida during his 40-year career and is retired from the Missouri Department of Transportation. Images of eclipses will be shown as part of this presentation.

General Information:

  • When:

    Saturday, March 30, 2024 @ 1 PM

  • Where:

    Held in the Iseminger Auditorium (Inside Interpretive Center) – The Interpretive Center (IC) Exhibits & Gallery will remain closed for most of 2024 for major mechanical renovations. Located @ 30 Ramey Street, Collinsville, IL 62234

  • You MUST RSVP!

    This Lecture is by RSVP ONLY and SPACE IS LIMITED, RSVP early by filling out the form below, or calling 618-346-5160.

RSVP Form:

The RSVPs for this event have reached capacity and are now closed. Please call the main line at (618) 346-5160 for availability.

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