Cahokia Mounds http://wuis.org en Raise A Cup To The "Black Drink" http://wuis.org/post/raise-cup-black-drink <p>Imagine a caffeinated concoction that, when ingested, resulted in bouts of vomiting.&nbsp; You might prefer to stick with your gourmet coffee.</p><p>But the "Black Drink" as it is known was part of a ritual. The vomiting was done for purity.&nbsp; It turns out, early societies imbibed.&nbsp; Even the <a href="http://cahokiamounds.org/">Cahokia</a> civilization about 1000 years ago.&nbsp; That's roughly 500 years earlier than records of consumption elsewhere.&nbsp; Research has found residue in ceremonial cups that confirm the Black Drink was used at Cahokia.</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 11:21:00 +0000 Sean Crawford 24800 at http://wuis.org Raise A Cup To The "Black Drink" Did A Flood Finish Off The Prehistoric City Of Cahokia? http://wuis.org/post/did-flood-finish-prehistoric-city-cahokia <p>Cahokia Mounds in the metro east area was the site of a large and sophisticated Native American city a thousand years ago.&nbsp; There's a lot of research being done there and Wednesday night you can hear more about it.&nbsp;</p><p>The Illinois State Museum's Science Series lecture features Bill Iseminger, an assistant Site Manager at Cahokia mounds. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 02:39:00 +0000 Sean Crawford 12907 at http://wuis.org Did A Flood Finish Off The Prehistoric City Of Cahokia?