Mississippian Cultures (A.D. 900-1400) in Central Missouri
By Joe Harl
Archaeological Research Center of St. Louis, Inc.
Many people have heard of Cahokia Mounds in Illinois, but Missouri also was part of the same culture called by archaeologists Mississippian. In fact, many of the attributes of this culture first started in Missouri and many of the resources used by people from Cahokia came from Missouri. The presentation will discuss the rise and fall of Mississippian culture here in Missouri.
Preliminary Insights into the Material Remains
Uncovered at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Site
Artifacts uncovered during the 2016 excavations of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) site date from the 1850s – early 1960s. These materials are providing insights into the working class families who lived in St. Louis during these times, which sometimes contradict written histories. The remains also are providing insights into how their lives changed over the years.