|In 2011, Patrick Durst points to some of the unique features in the excavation site. |
Image Courtesy of Derik Holtmann and BND.com.
Mary Cooley, of BND.com, has written an exciting article about detailed analysis into Cahokia's population. Cahokia is a Mississippian city which flourished around AD 1000 and is considered one of the first big cities in North America.
"Pottery fragments tell archaeologists that the material came from Southern Missouri or Northern Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Wisconsin. They can even tell if the clay used came from Madison or Monroe counties.
The scientists look at how many recovered pottery pots were made in the local style. Materials and style show that immigrants brought some of their own pots when they arrived, but as broken pottery was replaced they “got with the program” [Brad] Koldehoff said, adopting the local style."
For more information,
- Cahokia Mounds Historic Park
- Cahokia Mounds World Heritage Page
- National Park Service World Heritage
- UNESCO World Heritage
- Uncovering Ancient St. Louis
- The Archaeology Channel
- Archaeologists Awarded Grants for Continued Research at Cahokia Mounds
- Indiana University, Indian Country Today.
- December 25, 2014.
- Archaeology Students Discover Prehistoric Sweat Lodge at Cahokia Mounds
- October 16, 2014.
- Recent Excavation May Reveal Cahokia Mounds Inhabitants' Beliefs
- August 15, 2014.
- Ceremonial 'Axis' Road Discovered in Heart of Ancient City of Cahokia
- June 5, 2014.
- Cahokia was America's First 'Melting Pot'
- March 17, 2014.
- Epic Fire Marked 'Beginning of the End' for Ancient Culture of Cahokia, New Digs Suggest
- February 28, 2014.
- Did a Mega-Flood Doom Ancient American City of Cahokia?
- November 13, 2013.
- Cahokia Mounds Welcomes 10 Millionth Visitor Since it Became a World Heritage Site
- September 5, 2013.