Collinsville in St. Clair County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
You Are Walking Where a Cahokia Neighborhood Once Stood
Before starting construction on the Interpretive Center in 1988, archaeologists excavated for two years in this area and discovered evidence of residential use, including over 80 houses and storage buildings, and several hundred storage and refuse pits.
Cahokians reused this area many times between AD 1050-1275. Four distinct time phases are identified at Cahokia Mounds.
These time phases are based on changes in structure size and orientation, as well as the number of structures and settlement patterns. The four phases are Lohmann, Early Stirling, Late Stirling, and Moorehead and are color coded in the key below.
The patterns of these structures and features have been painted on this patio directly above the locations where archaeologists found them.
Erected 2020 by Cahokia Mounds.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & Archaeology • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 38° 39.277′ N, 90° 3.534′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 30 Ramey St, Collinsville IL 62234, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cahokia Mounds (within shouting distance of this marker); Grand Plaza (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mound 50 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mound 51 (approx. ¼ mile away); Monks Mound (approx. 0.3 miles away); Monks Mound - South Ramp (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Stockade Path (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mound 72 (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Collinsville.
Also see . . . Exhibit gets a Much Needed Update. The entire Cahokia Mounds site, including the outdoor parts, were shut down because of the COVID-19 pandemic from mid-March to mid-May, 2020. During this time, workers repainted an outdoor exhibit (in front of the Interpretative Center) for the first time in over 30 years. This post is from Cahokia Mounds' official website. (Submitted on June 9, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 9, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 49 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 9, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.