Cahokia mounds: cahokia mounds, archaeological site occupying some 5 square miles (13 square km) on the mississippi river floodplain opposite st louis, missouri, near cahokia and. The cahokia mounds museum society is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1976 to support the cahokia mounds state historic site. Cahokia mounds was first protected by the state of illinois in 1923 when its legislature authorized purchase of a state park later designation as a state historic. Cahokia mounds state historic site, collinsville: see 649 reviews, articles, and 316 photos of cahokia mounds state historic site, ranked no1 on tripadvisor among 11 attractions in.
An ancient city near collinsville, illinois, cahokia mounds state historic site is the most sophisticated prehistoric native civilization north of mexico.
History of cahokia mounds humans first arrived at cahokia around 700 ad, but sometime around 1050 the population exploded for unknown reasons and the city became a regional center of what.
Find cahokia are you a visitor or teacher trying to find cahokia mounds one of the greatest cities of the world, cahokia was larger than london was in ad 1250. Once the largest prehistoric settlement north of mexico, cahokia became a ghost town whose earthen mounds mystified european settlers photograph by ira block, national geographic creative.
At cahokia mounds state historic site is preserved the central section of the largest prehistoric native american city north of mexico occupied from 700 to 1400, the city grew to cover. History while the europeans also named the cahokia mounds site to the north after the illini group, archeologists have determined that the earthwork mounds complex was built by the. Nearby are the cahokia mounds, a group of approximately 85 prehistoric native american earthworks population, 17,550 with upwards of 30,000 inhabitants at its peak in.