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Join us on a Member-Only Excursion

Cahokia Mounds Museum Society is happy to announce that we have compiled a MEMBER-ONLY trip to Ohio.  The Ancient Ohio Excursion will take place September 2-3, 2017.   The Bus trip will leave Cahokia Mounds at 7 am on the 2nd for The Great Serpent Mound Ohio. That evening we will attend a live action, outdoor drama titled TECUMSEH! On the 3rd will go to the Hopewell Culture National Historic Park for a private tour before traveling to Seip Earthworks.  The trip is scheduled to return to Cahokia Mounds at about 7:45 pm on the 3rd.   Cahokia Mounds Museum Society will provide a complimentary dinner buffet at the live drama show as our gift to you.  The registration fee includes:  travel, accommodations, drinks and snacks on the bus, 2 boxed lunches, and all admission fees.   The price for single occupancy is $257 and for double occupancy it is $374.   To register, you must be a member and call 618-344-7316 to book your spot!

If you are not currently a member, you can join during July and be entered into a drawing for one free seat on the excursion!

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 Esarey, Illinois State Archaeological Survey, Untangling the Piasa’s Tale: A revision of Payiihsa Symbolism

Russell Weisman, Missouri Department of Transportation, The Redhorn Panel at Picture Cave:  A Solar Eclipse Allegory

Scott Hipskind and Jeremy Wilson, University of Indiana-Purdue University – Indianapolis, The Walsh Site and the Central Illinois River Valley:  A Century of Speculation on Mississippian Occupation Tested by Geophysical Prospection

Bob Dymek and John Kelly, Washington University, On the Source of Basaltic Materials Found in the Cahokia Region

John Kelly, Washington University, Corin Pursell, Washington University, Grant Stauffer, Washington University, and Imma Valese, University of Bologna,  Contextualizing the Ongoing Excavations at Cahokia:  2015-2016

 

 

Mississippian Conference 2016

John Kelly has been added to the lineup of presenters with his presentation Contextualizing the Ongoing Excavations at Cahokia 2015-2016. 

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