Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Ancient Native America: Cahokia (BBC video)

BBC.com; AAA; Dhr. Seven, Pat Macpherson, Xochitl (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly Wiki edit
(AM&C) Ancient America: Cahokia Mound City - The world's largest pyramid is in Cholula, Mexico. Cahokia's largest mound complex, known as "Monks Mound," is more than an acre larger than the base to the Great Pyramid on Egypt's Giza Plateau. Europe with Stonehenge and Africa with Egypt get massive attention. Why are we not told about the local facts?
(AncientAstronautArchive.com) Cahokia: An Ancient Civilization in the midwest US

Monks Mound in July.JPG
Monks Mound, Cahokia (adult standing on top)
Roger Kennedy describes the ancient civilization of Cahokia near St. Louis, Missouri, in the center of what is now the United States. This Ancient Native American civilization was only discovered in 1981. It is the largest archeological site of an ancient native civilization in the United States.

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

This site is a pre-Columbian Native American city (circa 600-1400 CE) directly across the Mississippi River from modern St. Louis, Missouri.
This historic park lies in southern Illinois between East St. Louis and Collinsville. The park covers 2,200 acres (890 ha), or about 3.5 square miles (9 km2), and contains about 80 pyramid-like mounds.
But the ancient city was much larger. In its heyday, Cahokia covered about 6 square miles (16 km2) and included about 120 human-made earthen mounds in a wide range of sizes, shapes, and functions.

Cahokia was the largest and most influential urban settlement of the Mississippian culture that developed advanced societies across much of what is now the central and southeastern United States, beginning more than 1,000 years before European contact.

Today, Cahokia Mounds is considered the largest and most complex archaeological site north of the great pre-Columbian cities in Mexico.
Cahokia Mounds is a National Historic Landmark and a designated site for state protection. It is also one of only 23 UNESCO World Heritage Sites within the United States.
The largest prehistoric earthen construction in the Americas north of Mexico, the site is open to the public and administered by the Illinois Historic Preservation Division and supported by the Cahokia Mounds Museum Society. More

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