Cahokia Mounds

Cahokia Mounds

Cahokia Mounds

Cahokia Mounds

Synopsis

Just a few miles west of Collinsville, Illinois lies the remains of the most sophisticated prehistoric native civilization north of Mexico. Cahokia Mounds explores the history behind this buried American city inhabited from about A.D. 700 to 1400.

Excerpt

After Cahokia became established as a state park, amateur archaeologists and interested local residents alerted park archaeologists whenever they heard about commercial threats to the area. In 1940, just outside the park boundary, southeast of Monks Mound, the builder Harry Murdock was about to destroy one of the innermost mounds of Cahokia to make way for . . .

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