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Great Wonders of the New World: The Mounds of Ancient North America

March 27, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Palm Beach Museum of Natural History, the Mall at Wellington Green
10300 Forest Hill Blvd.
Wellington, FL 33414 United States


AIA Society: South Florida

Lecturer: Megan C. Kassabaum

Stretching over 2,500 miles from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico, the Mississippi River has been called “the Nile of North America.” Like its counterpart in Egypt, the Mississippi Valley is among the richest archaeological regions on the continent. Home to thousands of earthen mounds, it contains both the oldest and the most elaborate monumental architecture in North America. Based on fifteen seasons of fieldwork conducted on mound sites across the Eastern United States, this lecture explores the 5,000-years history of moundbuilding from the earliest sites built by mobile hunter-gatherers to Cahokia, the first city in North America built about 1000 years ago.

 

Short bibliography and/or website on lecture topic (for lay reader):

  • Megan C. Kassabaum. 2015. “‘Monumental Grandeur of the Mississippi Valley’: The Mounds of Native North America,” Expedition, 57(2): 6–16. (https://www.penn.museum/sites/expedition/monumental-grandeur-of-the-mississippi-valley/)
  • Pauketat, Timothy R. and Susan M. Alt (eds.). Medieval Mississippians: The Cahokian World. School for Advanced Research Press, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • Milner, George L. (2005). The Moundbuilders: Ancient Peoples of Eastern North America. Thames and Hudson, New York.

Optional dinner at 5:00 PM at Original Linda Michoacan, 2655 E. Desert Inn Rd., Las Vegas NV 89121

Details

Date:
March 27, 2020
Time:
7:00 pm
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Contact

Rudy Pascucci
Email:
rpascucci@pbmnh.org

Venue

Palm Beach Museum of Natural History, the Mall at Wellington Green
10300 Forest Hill Blvd.
Wellington, FL 33414 United States

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