Age of Discovery/Cahokia
You will understand more if you understand these words before the visit.
Archaeology - the scientific study of material remains (such as tools, pottery, jewelry, stone walls, and monuments) of past human life and activities
Agriculture - the cultivation and breeding of animals, plants and fungi
Artifact - an object formed by humans
Ceremonies - ritualistic event with a purpose, usually performed on a special occasion.
Flintknapping - the shaping of flint, obsidian or other stone to manufacture stone tools
Granary House - storehouse or room in a barn for threshed grain or animal feed.
Mound - a heaped pile of earth, gravel, sand, rocks, or debris. Most commonly, mounds are earthen formations such as hills and mountains, particularly if they appear artificial.
Pottery - is the process and the products of forming vessels and other objects with clay and other ceramic materials, which are fired at high temperatures to give them a hard, durable form.
Metropolitan Life on the Mississippi
Living off the land
The project will enable visitors to “see” structures – once visible in the pre-Columbian city – superimposed on the present landscape. To activate the AR components, a hand held device is used to scan visual markers placed in strategic spots. The technology calculates the orientation of a marker to position and stabilize 3D models upon the real world environment. Two of the Monks Mound initiatives are a reconstructed panoramic view of the entire Ceremonial Center and a sacred temple displayed approximately 50 feet from the viewer.