Copper plate with birdman

Part of the Cosmology in the New World project

Creator(s): Timothy Pauketat

Year: 2010


This is an image of a copper plate depicting two dancers from Union County Illinois. Interpreted by James Brown as the birdman (In "The Cahokian Expression," Hero, Hawk and Open Hand, 2004, The Art Institute of Chicago). Image from

Cite this Record

Copper plate with birdman. Timothy Pauketat. 2010 ( tDAR id: 5690) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8930S4P


Geographic Keywords
Illinois Midwest Union County

Temporal Keywords

Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1100 to 1200

Spatial Coverage

min long: -89.583; min lat: 37.178 ; max long: -88.792; max lat: 37.866 ;

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