IN SEARCH OF NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY: THE KOSTER SITE ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXPEDITION
June 7, 14, 21, 28 (Tuesdays) 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Attend in person at ISU’s Alumni Center, 1101 N. Main Street, Normal (Masks required.)
Watch Online Via Zoom
*Classes are subject to change based on current CDC and IDPH guidelines, as well as ISU policies and procedures.
$35 for Senior Professional members
$45 for non-members
For in person, pricing is per person.
For ZOOM, one registration per household.
• Four 2-hour sessions (one Academy of Seniors class)
$15 single-session option available for in-person (pay at door).
Register online at seniorprofessionals.illinoisstate.edu or call (309) 438-2160.
Seating is limited for in-person viewing.
Zoom participants will receive a Zoom link a week prior to the class(es) for which they’ve signed up and again on the day of each class session.
In 1969, archaeologists discovered the remains of a series of Native American settlements on the farm of Theodore and Mary Koster near Eldred, Illinois. Artifacts found near the present day ground surface were 1,000 years old. Those found at a depth of nearly 30 feet in a 6-footby-6-foot hand-excavated shaft were more than 8,000 years old. Dr. Wiant will explore how archaeologists and other scientists, using a variety of theories, methods, and techniques, pieced together Native American and environment history in the Illinois River Valley.
Michael Wiant, Retired Director of Illinois State Museum and Dickson Mounds