This is an online event hosted in Monmouth, IL United States.
Sponsored by: Monmouth College
James Godde, Professor of Biology, Monmouth College,
with students Lucas Jones MC’22 and Katelyn Richter MC’21
Warren Co. History Museum, Monmouth, Illinois
Every year, the Biology Department at Monmouth College (Ilinois) 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 LeSeur 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.
This lecture will also be zoomed live. To Join the Zoom Meeting go to https://monmouthcollege.zoom.us/j/93839028728