Please join us at the Embassy of Italy for a talk by professor Davide Domeniciabout the Cahokia Project. Since 2011, an Italian research project has been underway at Cahokia, IL, one of the largest and most important archaeological sites in the United States, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The project was organized by the Department of History and Cultures at the University of Bologna, in collaboration with the Department of Anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis, thanks also to the institutional and financial support of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
The Italian research at Cahokia focuses on the excavation of one of the central areas of the ancient Mississippian capital. The investigations currently underway document the entire sequence of occupation of the site, contributing to shining light on the dynamics that gave birth to the unique and only indigenous city in pre-colonial North America.
Embassy of Italy - Auditorium
3000 Whitehaven St, NW
Washington, DC 20008