Cahokia Mounds Offers Dancing, Help with Artifact Identification

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Interpretive Indian dances, an artifact identification program and a new exhibit are among the highlights this month at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site near Collinsville.

The Kahok Dancers, who interpret American Indian dances, will perform at the mounds next Sunday at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. The free performances will be in the Interpretive Center auditorium.

The mounds will host Artifact Identification Day on Sunday, Aug. 25, from noon to 4 p.m. in the Interpretive Center. Archaeologists will be there to examine Indian artifacts brought in by the public. The items will be identified by time period, the culture that produced them, materials from which they were made and aother available information. No monetary appraisals will be made.

A new exhibit called "Supporting Cahokia: 20 Years of the Cahokia Mounds Museum Society" will feature the contributions of the society since it was formed 20 years ago as a nonprofit support group for the historic site. The society is the main supporter of special events, educational programs and archaeological research at Cahokia Mounds. …


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