Golden Eagle Site Still Mostly A Mystery
An ancient site in present day Calhoun County is the source of intrigue among archaeologists. Despite it's age and long known existence, little is known about the Golden Eagle site, near where the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers meet. It features mounds with an earthen enclosure. Some believe it was a trading center. But questions are plenty.
Jason King is Director of Research for the Center for American Archaeology in Kampsville.
He's researching the site and will speak about that work at the Illinois State Museum's next Science Series lecture Wednesday night.
The lecture takes place at the Illinois State Museum's Research and Collections Center at 1011 East Ash Street in Springfield. It's free and open to attend. The event begins at 7 Wednesday night.