"From Iowa to Louisiana along the course of the Mississippi River are over 15 prehistoric earthworks and their associated museums. These mounds and enclosures, built of earth and stone, were important components of Native American life for the past 4000 years. The preservation of these prehistoric constructions and the cultural material and interpretive programs contained in the associated museums is truly exception. In fact, two of the earthworks, Poverty Point in northeast Louisiana and Cahokia adjacent to St. Louis, Missouri are designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This website is your guide to those monuments created by the prehistoric Native American inhabitants who lived along the misi-ziibi, or Great River, for thousands of years. "
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- Effigy Mounds National Monument
- Toolesboro Indian Mounds
- Mastadon State Historic Site
- Blackhawk State Historic Site
- Illinois State Museum Dickson Mounds
- Center for American Archaeology
- Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
- Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site
- Hampson Archaeological Museum State Park
- Parkin Archaeological State Park
- Toltec Mounds Archaeological Site
- C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa
- Winterville Mounds
- Jaketown Museum
- Grand Village of The Natchez Indians
- Poverty Point World Heritage Site
- Marksville State Historic Site
- Chitimacha Museum
For more information,
- UNESCO World Heritage
- America's Largest Earthwork, Cahokia's Monks Mound, May Have Been Built in Only 20 Years, Study Says
- October 19, 2015.
- Victims of Human Sacrifice at Cahokia Were Locals, Not 'Foreign' Captives, Study Finds
- September 18, 2015.
- World Heritage Sites in the United States
- May 21, 2015.
- UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Which Contain Earthworks or Monumental Architecture*
- May 12, 2015.
- UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Criteria and Site State of Preservation
- May 5, 2015.
- UNESCO World Heritage Center's Portal to the Heritage of Astronomy
- April 21, 2015.
- World Heritage in the United States National Park Service
- April 14, 2015.
- City of the Moon
- April 1, 2015.
- Illinois Budget Cuts Felt by Supporters of the Cahokia Mounds Historic Site
- March 6, 2015.
- Poverty Point Officially Inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List
- October 23, 2014.
- Archaeology Students Discover Prehistoric Sweat Lodge at Cahokia Mounds.
- October 16, 2014.
- Poverty Point: Preservation of a Prehistoric World Heritage Site.
- September 4, 2014.
- Recent Excavation May Reveal Cahokia Mounds Inhabitants' Beliefs
- August 15, 2014.
- Poverty Point UNESCO World Heritage Debate.
- July 16, 2014.
- Poverty Point Now an UNESCO World Heritage Site!
- June 25, 2014.
- Ceremonial 'Axis' Road Discovered in Heart of Ancient City of Cahokia
- June 5, 2014.
- Archaeologist Discovers New Mound at Poverty Point.
- May 30, 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.