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Discovering America’s Lost City – Cahokia
September 21, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Discovering America’s Lost City
James A. Brown, Emeritus Professor, Department of Anthropology
Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Northwestern University
Long before the United States was formed, Cahokia, in what is now southern Illinois, was the biggest city north of Mexico. In its prime, it rivaled London; by 1350 no one remained, and no one knows why.
Explore “America’s lost city” with Jim Brown, a renown expert in this field, at Wednesday’s Northwestern University Science Café. Brown has years of experience researching the Cahokia site and will impart the compelling story of this ancient, yet sophisticated and cosmopolitan city built by a group of Native Americans who originally occupied much of the southeastern United States.
Photo credit: http://cahokiamounds.org/