Formal programs will be held at 10:00 a.m., with a presentation by Dr. Brian M. Butler, Department of Anthropology and Center for Archaeological Investigation Southern Illinois University Carbondale, (Retired) and member of the Kincaid Mounds Support Organization.
and a presentation at 1:00 pm by Dr. Paul Welch, Chair and Associate Professor of Anthropology Southern Illinois University Carbondale, (Retired) and a member of KMSO. Part of the presentations, which is optional, includes a walking tour to Mound 8, hiking shoes are recommended.
There will be Mississippian artifact displays, and information tables from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The program is free of charge and there will be restroom facilities, but no refreshments sold.
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 Department of Natural Resources. The Kincaid Mounds Support Organization volunteers their services for the preservation and management of the site. This historic site includes the Massac County Mounds with a public observation and interpretation area with newly installed interpretive panels providing information on the Historic Site.
The 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.