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Ancient Cahokia and the Mississippians

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The ancient capital of Cahokia and a series of lesser population centers developed in the Mississippi valley in North America between the eighth and fifteenth centuries AD, leaving behind an extraordinarily rich archaeological record. Cahokia's gigantic pyramids, finely crafted artifacts, and dense population mark it as the founding city of the Mississippian civilization, ...more
Paperback, 218 pages
Published June 17th 2004 by Cambridge University Press (first published 2004)
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Pauketat offers an interpretation of the archaeological evidence for the formation and ultimate dissolution of the c. 11th to 15th-century Mississippian society, and its cultural and political core at metropolitan Cahokia. Recommended for anyone with an interest in prehistoric archaeology and/or pre-Columbian North America, though at least a basic familiarity with cultural-anthropological principles would likely make for a more rewarding read.
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Tim Pauketat is an archaeologist and professor of Anthropology and Medieval Studies at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. He previously taught at the State University of New York in Buffalo and the University of Oklahoma. Professor Pauketat is interested in the study of ancient religion and urbanism, and has been excavating the pre-Columbian colonies and pilgrimage sites of the Cahoki ...more
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