Crisp Museum Hosting Mississippian Archaeological Conference

One day event – Saturday July 20, 2013

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., June 13, 2013 — The 2013 Mississippian Archaeological Conference will be hosted by the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus July 20 in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

On-site registration will be from 8-8:40 a.m. with a $5 registration fee. Morning and afternoon refreshments will be provided. Participants are on their own for lunch from noon to 1:30 p.m. This informative event is open to the public.

Presentations will be held at 15-minute intervals, and openings are still available. Scheduled presentations will cover the following sites: Eaker and Manley-Usrey in Arkansas; Kincaid, East St. Louis, the East Palisade, West Plaza and previously unknown mounds at Cahokia in Illinois; Sugarloaf Mound and south Cape Girardeau in Missouri.

A variety of topics will be addressed, including architecture, religion, iconography, hairstyles, shell cup effigies, ceramic beakers, lithics, solar eclipses, preservation and more. Poster presentations on exotic raw materials, projectile points and pottery design motifs will be on display.

For scheduling and more information, contact Jim Phillips, curator at the Crisp Museum, at jmphillips@semo.edu or (573) 651-5993. For the most updated schedule, visit http://www.semo.edu/museum/lectures.htm, Crisp Museum’s lecture website.

The Crisp Museum is located in the Cultural Arts Center at Southeast’s River Campus, located at 518 S. Fountain St. in Cape Girardeau, Mo.