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“Feeding Cahokia”

September 16, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm CDT

Warren County History Museum
238 S. Sunny Lane
Monmouth, IL 61462 United States

James Godde, Professor of Biology, Monmouth College (
Every year, the Biology Department at Monmouth College teaches a half-semester course entitled Topics in the History of Biology. This past fall, the specific focus was “Feeding Cahokia: Agricultural Technology of Native Americans during the Mississippian Period”. The class focused on a book written by Gayle J. Fritz, emeritus professor of anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis. Lectures typically took place outdoors at the Monmouth City Cemetery, with trips to LeSuer Nature Preserve, the Monmouth College garden, as well as the Monmouth College farm. Sometimes the class met indoors in the CSB Nutrition Lab where we cooked some of the dishes that Cahokian peoples may have eaten. The class culminated with a trip to Cahokia itself in order to see the location that we had studied for the preceding 7 weeks.
Thursday, September 16, 2021, 7:30 pm at the Warren County Historical Museum, 238 S. Sunny Lane, Monmouth, IL 61462
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September 16, 2021
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
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Warren County History Museum
238 S. Sunny Lane
Monmouth, IL 61462 United States
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