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Recent Excavation May Reveal Cahokia Mounds Inhabitants' Beliefs

July 26, 2014.
Will Boss, of BND.com, has written an interesting and short article about recent discoveries from archaeological excavations at Cahokia, the largest pre-Columbian settlement site north of Mexico.


"The Mississippians lived in the region between 900 A.D. and 1275 A.D. Between 10,000 and 20,000 people lived in the land known as Cahokia Mounds, Belknap said. The Mississippians were not a tribe, but a culture that spread as far north as Wisconsin and has far south as Florida and Oklahoma. But the Cahokia Mounds site, where 120 mounds have been located, was the epicenter."



Image Courtesy of the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site.

For more information about Cahokia
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