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Geological Origins Of Ancient Figures Yield Clues To Cahokian Society

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March 15, 2000
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University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
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Nearly 1,000 years before St. Louis became known as the Gateway to the West, another expanding culture had created a major ceremonial mound complex that is now called Cahokia. By all accounts, Cahokia was huge, consisting of hundreds of platform mounds, supported by a population numbering in the thousands. At issue, however, has been whether Cahokia was part of a regional trade network that stretched from the Great Plains to the South Atlantic.

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Nearly 1,000 years before St. Louis became known as the Gateway to the West, another expanding culture had created a major ceremonial mound complex that is now called Cahokia. By all accounts, Cahokia was huge, consisting of hundreds of platform mounds, supported by a population numbering in the thousands. At issue, however, has been whether Cahokia was part of a regional trade network that stretched from the Great Plains to the South Atlantic.


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University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign. "Geological Origins Of Ancient Figures Yield Clues To Cahokian Society." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 15 March 2000. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/03/000315075536.htm>.
University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign. (2000, March 15). Geological Origins Of Ancient Figures Yield Clues To Cahokian Society. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 20, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/03/000315075536.htm
University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign. "Geological Origins Of Ancient Figures Yield Clues To Cahokian Society." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/03/000315075536.htm (accessed April 20, 2014).

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