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Discovering America’s Lost City – Cahokia

September 21, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

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/

Details

Date:
September 21, 2016
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
http://www.sciencecafe.northwestern.edu/september-event/

Venue

The Firehouse Grill, 2nd Floor
750 Chicago Ave.
Evanston, IL United States
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