Monday, Dec 9, 2013
Lecture Series on the Archaeological Legacy of Southern Illinois
Date(s) & Time(s)::
June 20, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Location: Longbranch Coffeehouse, Carbondale, IL
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The Heritage Program of the Shawnee National Forest and the Friends of the Shawnee National Forest are hosting a series of lectures on the archaeological legacy of southern Illinois. “Beneath the Surface” is a new monthly lecture series dedicated to bringing archaeological research to the public focusing on local archaeology, forensic anthropology, history and cemetery studies by professional researchers from around the region. Every third Thursday of the month there will be an hour-long presentation by an archaeologist working and researching around the southern Illinois region. These lectures are free and open to the public. Various topics will include southern Illinois Native American rock art, ongoing research at the Kincaid site on the Ohio River, Cave-in-Rock pirates, the Cherokee Trail of Tears, prehistoric Native American stone forts, and many other subjects.Return to event list.
This month’s lecture will feature Tamira Brennan, an archaeologist from the Illinois State Archaeology Survey (ISAS). She will be speaking on the rediscovery of the prehistoric city that archaeologists call the East St. Louis Mound Group. Although the site was recorded decades ago, much more of the site was preserved “beneath the surface” than many professional archaeologists anticipated. Rivaling Cahokia in size and complexity, it has and will continue to provide a wealth of information on the prehistoric Native American culture of southern Illinois.
For more information on June’s lecture along with the “Beneath the Surface” monthly series, please contact Paige Hawthorne.
Our current lectures for the summer season will be June 20th, July 18th, and August 15th all at Longbranch Coffeehouse in Carbondale.
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