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Cahokia: City of the Sun : Prehistoric Urban Center in the American Bottom

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Cahokia: City of the Sun, by Mink, Claudia Gellman; ed. by William Iseminger
Paperback, 80 pages
Published May 1st 1992 by Cahokia Mounds Museum Society
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Julie H.
Jul 11, 2016 Julie H. rated it liked it
Shelves: archaeology
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
Craig
Jul 21, 2009 Craig rated it really liked it
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.
Melea
Jul 29, 2008 Melea rated it liked it
Shelves: history
A brief history of the largest mound site in the US, this book also explains what archaeology tells us about the people who lived in Cahokia, the methods used, and a little about the present day Visitor Center.
Andrew
A very short history of the Mississippian civilization and the Cahokia Mound site.
Thom Dunn
The official guide book of the Cahokia site.
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