Archaeology Day at Cahokia Mounds
30 Ramey St., Collinsville, IL 62234
- Dates: August 1, 2020
- Location: Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site and Interpretive Center
- Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
- Price: Free
This annual event features ancient craft demonstrations, archaeological techniques, artifact processing, tours of excavations, and several hands-on activities.
Visitors will learn more about archaeology from excavation methods to experimental archaeology. Skilled craftspersons will demonstrate bow and arrow making, flintknapping and tool use, pottery making, primitive skills, stone carving, fingerweaving and fiber spinning, and more.
Visitors can also try playing the chunkey game or throwing spears with an atlatl spear thrower.