Burial Excavations at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site with Anthropologist Jerry Rose
Thursday, June 13 | 7pm
BTV resident and veteran anthropologist Jerry Rose hosts this fascinating presentation into notable archeological digs at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site. Located at what today is southern Illinois near East St. Louis, Cahokia is considered the largest and most complex archaeological site north of the great pre-Columbian cities in Mexico – and just a single burial mound yielded the remains of more than 250 individuals. Rose, a retired University of Arkansas professor who was among the founding faculty of the UA’s prestigious King Fahd Center for Middle Eastern Studies, has excavated tombs and burial sites in the Mississippi, Arkansas and Red River Valleys and in Jordan and Egypt in the Middle East. His work at Cahokia Mound No. 72 helped define his career.