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Cahokia, the great Native American metropolis

Author: Biloine W Young; Melvin L Fowler
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Five centuries before the Pilgrims landed in Massachusetts, indigenous North Americans had already built Cahokia, a vast urban center on the banks of the Mississippi River where East St Louis is  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Young, Biloine W., 1926-
Cahokia, the great Native American metropolis.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2000
(OCoLC)654725722
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Biloine W Young; Melvin L Fowler
ISBN: 0252025024 9780252025020 0252068211 9780252068218
OCLC Number: 41017312
Description: xi, 366 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The making of a Cahokia archaeologist --
The Illinois archaeological survey and the prehistory of Cahokia --
Early investigation into the Great Mounds --
The destruction of the Powell and Murdock Mounds --
The Hopewellian Ceramic Conference and digging the Modoc rock shelter --
Chaos and confusion at Cahokia --
The 1960s highway salvage program begins --
The emerging picture of a complex Cahokia --
The excavation of mound --
Excavations on Monks Mound --
New sequential ceramic phase defined --
The second highway salvage project --
The struggle to build a new Cahokia museum --
The slumping of monks Mound and discovery of the Grand Plaza --
Woodhenges revisited --
The physical landscape of Cahokia --
The spiritual landscape of Cahokia --
Cahokia's engineers and builders --
The outposts of Cahokia --
The abandonment of Cahokia --
Cahokia's place in the pre-conquest world.
Responsibility: Biloine Whiting Young and Melvin L. Fowler.

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