Kincaid Mounds Historic Site Archaeology Field Day
Saturday, October 14, 2023
Kincaid Mounds Historic Site, Massac County, Illinois
The Kincaid Mounds Archaeology Field Day program is scheduled for Saturday,
October 14, 2023, at the Kincaid Mounds Historic Site, hosted by the Kincaid Mounds
Support Organization and Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
Formal programs will be held at 10:00 a.m., with a presentation by Dr. Paul Welch,
Chair and Associate Professor of Anthropology Southern Illinois University Carbondale,
(Retired) and a member of the Kincaid Mounds Support Organization. The 1:00 pm
program will be presented 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.
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
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 interpretive panels providing information on the
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
More information on the Kincaid Mounds Historic Site can be found at
www.kincaidmounds.com or Facebook-Kincaid Mounds Support Organization.