Monday, October 19, 2015

America’s Largest Earthwork, Cahokia’s Monks Mound, May Have Been Built in Only 20 Years, Study Says

An aerial view of Monks Mound, Cahokia.  Image Courtesy of Western Digs.
An aerial view of Monks Mound, Cahokia.
Image Courtesy of Western Digs.
September, 17, 2015.
Blake De Pastino, of Western Digs, has written a informative article about recent research which suggests that Cahokia's largest remaining mound, Monk's Mound, may have been built in 20 years. Cahokia is an American Indian city which was larger than London, England of the same time period
 (Cahokia began to decline around AD 1200).

"In addition to these finds, the researchers discovered another striking aspect of Monks Mound’s construction: Parts of it appear to have been built from whole blocks of sod, 
rather than basketfuls of soil."

To read the full articleclick here.

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