Last week we heard about the existence of numerous prehistoric stone walls in southern Illinois from Mark Motsinger, a History teacher at Carrier Mills High School. In this feature, Mark tells us more about these structures, which were built before the more well know Cahokia Mounds. We will also hear about evidence that suggests that there were humans living in southern Illinois between one-thousand and three-thousand B.C. In the spring of 2014 Mark received the Olive Foster Outstanding Teacher Award by the Illinois State Historical Society.
Special thanks to Mark Motsinger for this interview. Special thanks also to Dr. Mark Wagner, the Director of the Center for Archaelogical Investigations at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, for his background information about the woven fiber artifact found in Cobden