Cahokia, the great Native American metropolis

Young, Biloine W., 1926-

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  • Creator Biloine Whiting Young and Melvin L. Fowler
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2000.
  • Physical Details
    • xi, 366 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 0252025024, 9780252025020, 0252068211, 9780252068218
  • OCLC ocm41017312


  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-352) and index.


  • The making of a Cahokia archaeologist -- The Illinois archaeological survey and the prehistory of Cahokia -- Early investigation into the Great Mounds -- The destruction of the Powell and Murdock Mounds -- The Hopewellian Ceramic Conference and digging the Modoc rock shelter -- Chaos and confusion at Cahokia -- The 1960s highway salvage program begins -- The emerging picture of a complex Cahokia -- The excavation of mound -- Excavations on Monks Mound -- New sequential ceramic phase defined -- The second highway salvage project -- The struggle to build a new Cahokia museum -- The slumping of monks Mound and discovery of the Grand Plaza -- Woodhenges revisited -- The physical landscape of Cahokia -- The spiritual landscape of Cahokia -- Cahokia's engineers and builders -- The outposts of Cahokia -- The abandonment of Cahokia -- Cahokia's place in the pre-conquest world
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