- Dickson Mounds, Lewistown
This talk will provide a review of excavations, remote sensing, and other research projects at Cahokia during the last decade or so. The Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site is the site of a pre-Columbian Native American city directly across the Mississippi River from modern St. Louis, Missouri.
Bill Iseminger is an archaeologist who has worked at Cahokia Mounds since 1971 in various capacities. As the assistant site manager he is in charge of interpretation, exhibits, public relations, and the internship program. His recent publications include the book Cahokia Mounds: America’s First City, The History Press 2010, and Identifying and Understanding Artifacts of Illinois and Neighboring States, Illinois Association for Advancement of Archaeology Journal, Rediscovery, Vol. 6, 2014. Bill also serves as chairman of the Collinsville Historic Preservation Commission, which just completed the restoration of the D. D. Collins House, an 1845 Greek Revival house.