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Science Lecture On Violent Past At Morton Village


The next Illinois State Museum Science Series lecture is this Wednesday night, Sept. 10. 

Dr. Jodie O'Gorman has been researching a 700 year old site in Fulton County called Morton Village.

It's where two groups met, lived and apparently fought.  While the site is a tranquil setting these days, evidence points to high rate of violent deaths.   Understanding how a migrant group called Oneota and local Mississippians got along, and sometimes didn't, is the focus of the work.

O'Gorman is an Associate Professor from Michigan State University.  She will talk more about her research at the lecture, which is free to attend.  It starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Illinois State Museum Research and Collections Center, 1011 East Ash Street in Springfield.

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