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COLUMBIA, ILLINOIS

Cahokia Mounds: A Prehistoric City and Indian Culture

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Program #12934RJ
5 Days | 4 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Geraldine from Mertztown, PA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 05/18/14 - 05/22/14
It's one thing to listen to lectures about the archaeology of the mounds, which were all very well presented and easy to understand, but you will especially enjoy watching Larry create fire (in seconds!), knap flints and show you his collection of reconstructed Mississipian tools. Marilyn, the storyteller, captures your imagination with her tales of long ago. And I had never heard of finger weaving or making cloth out of stinging nettle until Susan came along. This course covers the gamut of things you would like to know about those big grassy hills and the folks who built them. And don't forget to visit the labyrinth at Toddhall. Many thanks to Jim, Bill, Joe, John, Larry, Marilyn and Susan for a wonderful four days.

Elaine from Franklin, WI Number of programs attended: 10
Date attended: 05/18/14 - 05/22/14
You will be excited, enriched, and delighted with this program. You will be among scholars welcoming your curiosity.

Barbara from Minneapolis, MN Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/18/14 - 05/22/14
I expected the professional archaeologists, but the added value was the experimental archaeologist, storyteller and weaver. I really felt that I learned about the "people" who made this fabulous city so many years ago, right in our own country.

Jane from Arlington, VA Number of programs attended: 27
Date attended: 05/18/14 - 05/22/14
We were informed that this program was more for the mind than for physical activity, which was true. The lectures were wide-ranging and thorough. We were well prepared for our two visits to the Mounds.

Abby from River Forest, IL Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 10/21/12 - 10/25/12
This was our first Road Scholar trip, and it was a great learning experience for us. The classes were well taught by archeologists and other professionals who have an extensive knowledge of the area.

Judith from Lawrence, KS Number of programs attended: 39
Date attended: 10/21/12 - 10/25/12
This is a fascinating program held in a beautiful setting. The instructors are excellent, knowledgeable and eager to share their extensive knowledge and experiences about the study of the archeology of the Cahokia Mounds. The program includes various instructors who broaden the social network and lives of the Cahokian peoples. This includes information about flintknapping, fire building, fabric, games, and other aspects of life in the Cahokia Mounds.


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5 nights of accommodations
12 meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
2 Field trips
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