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  • Kim Upton

    Type: Paleo Crescent Knife Length:2 3/16" Material: Bone White Flint Age: Late Paleo-Indian - Plano Culture 13,200 - 12,900 Probable Usage: Crescent knife blades are rare. Provenance: Spoon River valley in Illinois, Knox County. From the Delores Hampton Collection near Williamsfield, IL where many of the figurines on this website were found. Acquisition: April 2001

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Hixton Clovis point - Found in Fulton Co. Illinois in 1981. ..looks like carnelian

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One of the most common symbols found in Cahokia is this birdman--symbolizing human and divine nature combined. The eyes are blank and staring, symbolizing a spiritual vision.

  • Violet Shimer Love

    You are fortunate!

  • Jeri Reuter

    It is a magical place (surrounded by the ghetto, unfortunately.) The birdman symbol

  • Jeri Reuter

    Is on many of the local overpasses.

  • Violet Shimer Love

    I would like to take my grandchildren there.

  • Jeri Reuter

    Lots of fun things to do in St Louis! Free beautiful zoo, free science center, museums and such. Lots of history in southern IL, such as Prairie du Rocher where Fort de Chartes is.

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The Birger figurine, from near Cahokia, Illinois. The Cahokian Mound Builders traded with and influenced the peoples who built mound temples from Oklahoma toTennessee and Alabama.

Mother and Nursing Child, 1000-1400 a.d. Cahokia Mounds, Illinois, Mississippian Culture.