Past Event

People and Environments, Past and Present

A Road Scholar Program by Gregory Vogel

Situated at the confluence of three major rivers, grasslands to the west, and forests to the east, Illinois holds a unique environmental position in North America. This presentation explores how Illinoisans have altered and adapted to this environment over the past 12,000 years. Gregory Vogel brings with him artifacts and environmental samples from different time periods to illustrate key points, including artifacts from the famous Koster site, one of the largest archaeological excavations in North America. Explore human/environment relations of the ancient past and the lessons they may hold for us today. Gregory Vogel holds a PhD from the University of Arkansas and is currently the Director of Research at the Center for American Archeology, in Kampsville, Illinois. For more than 17 years, he has developed numerous programs about the environments of the Lower Illinois River and has given workshops and presentations on various aspects of Illinois history, prehistory, and human /environment interactions.

This event is Free and Open to the public. For more information, please contact Megan Hershbarger, 309.794.0991.