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Mississippian Conference 2016

July 30, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

The Mississippian Conference is a full day event featuring 15-minute presentations on recent research related to the Mississippian culture or Cahokia Mounds.  This event will take place on July 30, in the Interpretive Center Auditorium.  Seating is limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis.  Registration begins at 8:30 with presentations beginning at 9:00.  Fee is $5.  The incomplete list consists of the following presentations:

Don Booth (SCI Engineering, Inc.); Recent Investigations at the Mitchell Site (11MS30)

Ken Williams (Independent Researcher and Cahokia Mounds Museum Society Board Member); Kuhn Site Revisited

Natalie G. Mueller (Washington University); Mississippian Agricultural Communities of Practice

B. Jacob Skousen (Illinois State Archaeological Survey ISAS); Making a Case for a Cahokian Pilgrimage Center: Evidence from the Emerald Site

Susan Alt (Indiana University) and Tim Pauketat (University of Illinois); On the Floors of Emerald’s Shrine Houses

Tim Pauketat (University of Illinois) and Susan Alt (Indiana University); Elevating Water at Cahokia’s Emerald Acropolis

Rebecca M. Barzilai (Indiana University) and Jeffrey Kruchten (University of Illinois); The Survey and Excavation of Ephemeral Sites around Emerald Mound

J. Grant Stauffer (Washington University); Vestiges of the Braden Corridor:  From Cahokia to Lake Jackson

Robert Moore (National Park Service, St. Louis);  Unknown and Unremembered:  A Suspected Mississippian Mound Site in Soulard

Michael Brent Lansdell (ISAS), Edward R. Henry (Washington University), and Steven Boles (ISAS); Organizing Cahokian Life North of Downtown: Geophysical Exploration of the Microlith and Shell Bead Industries at the Kunnemann Tract

Michael Conner (Dickson Mounds – Illinois State Museum) and Jodie O’Gorman (Michigan State University); Recent Investigations at the Morton Village Site in the Central Illinois Valley

James Duncan and Carol Diaz-Granados (Washington University); The Spirits of the Cahokian Cosmos:  Linking Mississippian Iconography with Ethnography to Interpret and Identify these Supernatural Beings








July 30, 2016
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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