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Claudia Gellman Mink's Cahokia: City of the Sun provides a nicely-illustrated introduction to a general readership of this remarkable Mississippian site. The booklet, weighing in at a lean 76 pages, could benefit from updating and inclusion of comparative data from adjacent "outlier" sites such as the East St. Louis Mounds and other mound groups studied in recent years as part of large cultural resource management projects. The booklet provides a great introduction, and is to be celebrated for s ...more
Fascinating look at one of the earliest "civilizations" in America, the Cahokia Mounds near modern-day St. Louis. Coupled with a visit to the mounds, this is a great hands-on look at what life may have been like for early (9th-12th century) Native Americans.