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Cahokia by Timothy R. Pauketat
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Aug 29, 2010

it was amazing

This exploration and analysis of the Mound Builders of the early Mississipian culture was an interesting read, and confirmed theories and ideas I've had about pre-Columbian Native culture. The correlation with Olmec, Mayan and Aztec civilizations makes sense.

My mother helped clean, sort and restore artifacts from the Spiro Mound for the University of Oklahoma in Norman during the Depression. Her discussions and pictures of some of the artifacts she worked on resonated with Pauketat's information. Many of the questions I had at that time were answered in his book.

This was an awesome little book, bringing the story of Mound Builders more to life for me.

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