East St. Louis is a unique phenomenon in American culture history: it is an ancient city that was completely overprinted, but not totally destroyed, by a modem one. This presentation provides an overview of amateur and professional interest in the East St. Louis Mound Center from the early nineteenth century to the present. Recent transportation archaeology, primarily conducted under the auspices of the Illinois Department of Transportation, has contributed nearly all of our current knowledge about this site. The paper ends with an overview of the symposium and outlines questions for future research.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Program and Abstracts - 56th Annual Meeting|
|State||Published - 2010|