Five Decades of Public Archaeology at Cahokia Mounds

Author(s): Bill Iseminger

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "Archaeology as a Public Good: Why Studying Archaeology Creates Good Careers and Good Citizens" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

During nearly five decades of working in public archaeology at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, I have witnessed and experienced the importance of public awareness of archaeology and American Indian cultures and found the need to overcome stereotypes the public has about both.This has been accomplished at Cahokia through exhibits, public field schools, on- and off-site presentations, special events, lecture series, publications, social media, and events with Native American participation. I will review the philosophy and planning behind these various approaches and how they have evolved over the years.

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Five Decades of Public Archaeology at Cahokia Mounds. Bill Iseminger. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 450381)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -103.975; min lat: 36.598 ; max long: -80.42; max lat: 48.922 ;

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 22884