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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.
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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.
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More than 1,000 years ago, a complex society of 20,000 tribe peoples inhabited a region that spanned across the American Bottom floodplain. Join a professional archaeologist for an exploration of the sudden and mysterious decline of the Mississippians and learn about the importance of the Cahokia Mounds as a UNESCO World Heritage Site — one of only 21 in the United States. Consider how natural materials were used to produce items of artistic merit and practical usage as you meet craftspeople who have learned to replicate the techniques for quill work, beading, weaving, dying, and flint chipping.


Highlights

• Learn the history of Cahokia Mounds with Bill Iseminger, a renowned archaeologist and expert on the site.
• Take in an evening presentation on flint knapping and fire starting with a historian.
• Discuss how native plants and trees were utilized for food and medicines.

Activity Notes

Some walking on mostly flat terrain.

Coordinated by Toddhall Retreat and Conference Center.


Our Value Promise To You

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

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4.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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