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Kincaid Mounds Archaeology Field Day            

Massac County, IL. - The Kincaid Mounds Archaeology Field Day program is scheduled for Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the Kincaid Mounds Historic Site. Formal programs will start at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 noon, and 2:00 p.m., and there will be Mississippian artifact displays and information tables from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Dr. Brian Butler, John Schwegman and other members of the Kincaid Mounds Support Organization will present information on the Kincaid Mounds and the Mississippian Culture. Dr. Paul Welch and Dr. Darwin Ramsey will provide information on the Southern Illinois University Summer Field Schools excavations at Kincaid Mounds.

The program is free of charge and there will be restroom facilities, but no refreshments sold. Part of the program, which is optional, includes a walking tour to Mound 8, hiking shoes are recommended.

The Kincaid Mounds Archaeological Site is a series of Mississippian Mounds located in Massac County. The Mounds are an Illinois Historic Site, which is under the management of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. The Kincaid Mounds Support Organization works with the Historic Preservation Agency for the preservation and management of the site. This historic site includes the Massac County Mounds with a public observation and interpretation area.

Kincaid Mounds are located approximately 10 miles east of Brookport, Illinois, along the Ohio River Scenic Byway. From Interstate 24, take the Metropolis/Brookport Exit, travel east on US 45 towards Brookport and before entering Brookport, turn left on Unionville Road. Go 6.25 miles through Unionville to New Cut Road. At New Cut Road turn right (south) and travel 3.6 miles to Kincaid Mounds Road turn left (east) on Kincaid Mounds Road and go .6 mile to the observation platform. GPS location 37° 4'47.10"N 88°29'25.53"W.

More information on the Kincaid Mounds can be found at www.kincaidmounds.com. kincaidmoundsorg@gmail.com or Facebook-Kincaid Mounds Support Organization.