October 1, 2019
Dr. Peter H. Wood, Emeritus Professor of History at Duke University will present the lecture.
When archaeologists discuss the great Mississippian site at Cahokia near East St. Louis, a crucial piece of the puzzle still seems to be missing. They know much about the great mound-building center, and about the trade goods and tribute that flowed to it. But rarely talk about HOW those objects moved great distances. This talk explores when these boats appeared, how long they were in use, why they vanished, and why we know so little about them. Sponsored by the Anthropology and Archaeology Department and by the Archaeological Institute of America.