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Cahokia: Ancient America's Great City on the Mississippi

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The fascinating story of a lost city and an unprecedented American civilization

While Mayan and Aztec civilizations are widely known and documented, relatively few people are familiar with the largest prehistoric Native American city north of Mexico-a site that expert Timothy Pauketat brings vividly to life in this groundbreaking book. Almost a thousand years ago, a city flourished along the Mississippi River near what is now St. Louis. Built around a sprawling central plaza and known as Cahokia, the site has drawn the attention of generations of archaeologists, whose work produced evidence of complex celestial timepieces, feasts big enough to feed thousands, and disturbing signs of human sacrifice. Drawing on these fascinating finds, Cahokia presents a lively and astonishing narrative of prehistoric America.

Synopsis:

Almost a thousand years ago, a city flourished along the Mississippi River near what is now St. Louis. Built around a sprawling central plaza and known as Cahokia, the site has drawn the attention of generations of archaeologists--a site that expert Pauketat brings vividly to life.

About the Author

Timothy R. Pauketat is a professor of anthropology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. His books include Chiefdoms and Other Archaeological Delusions and Ancient Cahokia and the Mississippians. He lives in Illinois.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143117476
Author:
Pauketat, Timothy R
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Pauketat, Timothy R.
Subject:
United States - State & Local - Midwest
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Library of American Indian History
Publication Date:
20100731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 b/w map in FM
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.46x5.04x.59 in. .35 lbs.
Age Level:
17-17

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History and Social Science » Anthropology » North America
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"Synopsis" by , Almost a thousand years ago, a city flourished along the Mississippi River near what is now St. Louis. Built around a sprawling central plaza and known as Cahokia, the site has drawn the attention of generations of archaeologists--a site that expert Pauketat brings vividly to life.
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