Past Event

The Archaeology of Disaster

A Road Scholar Program by Gregory Vogel

Fire, flood, famine, war, plague, earthquake… All major disasters leave distinctive signatures in the archaeological record. Illinois has seen its share of each. From the New Madrid quakes of 1811/1812 that changed the very course of the Mississippi River to the great flood of 1993, we are adapting today to events that have a history long beyond living memory. Explore the prehistory and history of these major disasters as they are recorded in the archaeological and geological records, and try to grasp the lessons they may hold for us today.

This event is Free and Open to the public. For more information, please contact Scitt Grott, 847-683-4490.