Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 7:00pm
“Longhouses on the Prairie: Late Prehistoric Archaeology in the Chicago Region”
The University of Chicago’s Madeleine McLeester explores late prehistoric life on the Eastern Prairies. Focusing on the Chicago Region, she describes her current research on the seasonal settlements of communities and connections with the historical records. Using pollen preserved in sediment for hundreds of years, she will explain how even microscopic artifacts can help archaeologists better understand how late prehistoric people used the prairie in their everyday lives.
Midewin Welcome Center
30239 S. State Route 53
Wilmington, IL 60481
This is part of the Midewin Tallgrass Prairie 2015 lecture series that take place on Thursday evenings at 7:00 PM.