Jodie O'Gorman

Mississippian & Oneota Cultures
4:26 pm
Sun June 24, 2012

Dig Reveals Info About The Morton Village

Student Sarah Conway at work
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People lived in the area between the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers for hundreds of years before Columbus set sail across the Atlantic Ocean. Archeologists are trying to learn more about two particular groups and how they interacted.

The dig is taking place at the Morton Village site, which can be found in a grassy field on a bluff near the Illinois River in Fulton County. Researchers from Michigan State University have come here for the past five summers.

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