Cahokia Mounds en Raise A Cup To The "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="">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 Raise A Cup To The "Black Drink" Did A Flood Finish Off The Prehistoric City Of 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 Did A Flood Finish Off The Prehistoric City Of Cahokia?