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Cahokia: City of the Sun (Book Cover)Cahokia: City of the Sun.
Prehistoric Urban Center in the American Bottom.

by Claudia G. Mink


1995
Cahokia Mounds Museum Society
ISBN 1881563006, 80 pages


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Book Description

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site preserves the remains of the most sophisticated prehistoric Indian civilization north of Mexico, circa A.D. 900-1300. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982, Cahokia is noted for its important role in the prehistory of North America. This book, written for a general audience, introduces the reader to this ancient metropolis, with its towering 100 foot-high Monks Mound and American Woodhenge sun calendar. This is the astounding story of an advanced Indian culture in North America that thrived and then declined before European contact.