Events

“Illuminating the Past: An Application of Data Science to Archaeology”

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

Michael C. Sostarecz, Professor of Mathematics, Monmouth College (msostarecz@gmail.com) Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) is an imaging technique used to non-invasively bring out surface details on artifacts. This lecture will share improvements on how the data is collected, an original model to combine the experimental images, and new options for post-processing. The artifacts presented will include […]

“Feeding Cahokia”

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

James Godde, Professor of Biology, Monmouth College (jgodde@monmouthcollege.edu) 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. […]