Kincaid Mounds to host Archaeology Field Day
A Kincaid Mounds Archaeology Field Day program is scheduled Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Kincaid Mounds Historic Site near Brookport.
The event is hosted by the Kincaid Mounds Support Organization and the Southern Illinois University Anthropology Department.
Presentations are scheduled to start at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m., with a walking tour to Mound 8.
Mississippian artifact displays and information tables are scheduled to be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The program is free of charge. There will be restroom facilities. No refreshments will be sold.
Part of the program, which is optional, includes a walking tour to Mound 8. Organizers say that hiking shoes are recommended.
The speakers for the day are scheduled to include:
Dr. Brian M. Butler, Department of Anthropology and Center for Archaeological Investigation SIUC, retired and member of the Kincaid Mounds Support Organization.
Dr. Paul Welch, chair and associate professor of anthropology, SIUC.
Dr. Corin Pursell, archaeologist.
The Kincaid Mounds Archaeological Site is a series of Mississippian Mounds located in Massac County.
The mounds are an Illinois Historic Site which is under the management of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
The Kincaid Mounds Support Organization’s members volunteer their services for the preservation and management of the site.
The historic site includes the Massac County Mounds with a public observation and interpretation area.
The Kincaid Mounds are located approximately 10 miles east of Brookport, along the Ohio River Scenic Byway.
Sponsors of the event provided the following directions to the site:
From Interstate 24, take the Metropolis/Brookport Exit, travel east on U.S. Route 45 towards Brookport and, before entering Brookport, turn left on Unionville Road.
Go 6.25 miles through Unionville to New Cut Road. At New Cut Road turn right (south) and travel 3.6 miles to Kincaid Mounds Road turn left (east) on Kincaid Mounds Road and go .6 mile to the observation platform. GPS location 37° 4’47.10”N 88°29’25.53”W.