William Iseminger - Author, Archaeologist, and Site Manager of Cahokia Mounds will be the featured speaker for the Fort Recovery Museum on Sunday, July 17 at 3:00. Iseminger will present " Cahokia, America's First City!" (The presentation is free and open to the public.)
The remains of the most sophisticated prehistoric native civilization north of Mexico are preserved at Cahokia Mounds of Collinsville, Illinois. At 2,200 acres, Cahokia was one of the greatest cities of the world - larger than London in 1250! The Mississippians who lived there were accomplished builders, erecting structures from homes to monumental public works that have kept their grandeur for centuries. Iseminger will detail their culture, government, religion, etc. These residents of the Mississippi flood plain, known as the American Bottom, were a highly developed civilization that survived and prospered for 900 years! (Cahokia books will be available for purchase/signing.)
Part of the Fort Recovery Museum Speaker Series, this presentation will be held at the Nazarene Center, 401 E Boundary St. Fort Recovery - which is spacious, handicapped accessible, air-conditioned and sound amplified. Also featured will be an Archaeology Display of the recent investigations of the Fort Recovery Battlefield, and Ball State University archaeologist, Chris Thompson will be available to explain and make available CD's of the research, maps and history.