Science Cafe: Maize, Migration, and Mississippians

Event Date: 
12.03.13

Maize, Migration, and Mississippians: Life 1,000 Years Ago along the Middle Ohio River Valley
Speaker: Dr. Robert Cook, Department of Anthropology, The Ohio State University   

Tuesday, December 3, 7 p.m.
The Warehouse, 320 W. Center Street Marion, OH 43302

This talk presents results from an ongoing research project that is exploring the spread of maize agriculture into the Great and Little Miami Rivers of Southwest Ohio.  The shift to a maize-focused diet in this region was accompanied by the establishment of large villages.  These villages were closely connected with neighboring Mississippian societies from whom this way of life was adopted.  Specific indicators of these connections include the movement of people into the region in small numbers, forming marriage alliances and key positions of authority. 

Note for those attending Science Cafe:  We will meet in the large room in the back of the Warehouse.  Food and drinks will be available for purchase from the Warehouse menu.  Please arrive earlier if you would like to eat dinner prior to the presentation.