A Shape in Time and Space: The Migration of the Necked Discoid Gravemarker

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

  • Research & Collections Center, Springfield

Event Venue: 

1011 E. Ash St., Springfield, IL

Event Audience: 

Adult
Teen

Fee: 

Free and open to the public

Brown Bag Program presented by Michael McNerney

Archaeologist and author Michael McNerney will discuss the results of over 22 years of field surveys and research on the humanoid-shaped, frontier-period folk gravemarker first discovered in Pope county Illinois. The study reveals the story of a uniquely shaped gravemarker brought by the first wave of immigrants to southern Illinois in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. His research continued to include 14 states in the southeastern U.S. and 4 foreign countries.  

Bring your lunch and join us for a different speaker and topic on the third Wednesday of each month. Brown Bag Lectures are held at the ISM Research & Collections Center at 1011 E. Ash St. in Springfield. The Collections Center’s new Ash Street entrance must be approached from 11th Street or further east due to the rail closure at Ash and 10 ½ Streets. For additional information, please contact events@illinoisstatemuseum.org or (217) 558-6696.

 

Michael McNerney

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