Cahokia, the Great Native American Metropolis

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University of Illinois Press, 2000 - History - 366 pages
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This is the story of North America's largest archaeological site, told through the lives, personalities, and conflicts of the men and women who excavated and studied it.
 

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While this book is a little tedious to read, it was a real eye-opener. I knew nothing as most Americans don't of this huge, complex civilization near present St. Louis, contemporary with Chaco Canyon ... Read full review

Review: Cahokia, the Great Native American Metropolis

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While this book is a little tedious to read, it was a real eye-opener. I knew nothing as most Americans don't of this huge, complex civilization near present St. Louis, contemporary with Chaco Canyon ... Read full review

Contents

The Making of a Cahokia Archaeologist
1
The Illinois Archaeological Survey and
2
Prehistory of Cahokia
13
Early Investigations into the Great Mounds
23
The Destruction of the Powell and Murdock Mounds
40
The Hopewellian Ceramic Conference and Digging the Modoc Rock Shelter
50
Chaos and Confusion at Cahokia
57
The 1960s Highway Salvage Program Begins
73
The Second Highway Salvage Project
174
The Struggle to Build a New Cahokia Museum
194
The Slumping of Monks Mound and Discovery of the Grand Plaza
207
Woodhenges Revisited
216
The Physical Landscape of Cahokia
244
The Spiritual Landscape of Cahokia
264
Cahokias Engineers and Builders
274
The Outposts of Cahokia
287

The Emerging Picture of a Complex Cahokia
96
The Excavation of Mound 72
131
Excavations on Monks Mound
154
New Sequential Ceramic Phases Defined
165
The Abandonment of Cahokia
310
Epilogue
325
Index
355
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Melvin L. Fowler is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

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