Thursday, February 25, 2016

Preservation Group Promotes Designating Cahokia Mounds as National Park Site

February 8, 2016.
Casey Bischel, of Belleville News-Democrat, has written a detailed article about the process which Cahokia would have to go through to become a National Park and the sites' history.
Cahokia  is a recognized UNESCO World Heritage Site.

"With an estimated population of 10,000 to 20,000 people, the Mississippian culture in the St. Louis region was the largest Native American site north of Mexico. Cahokian society began as early as the eighth century and lasted until the 14th century.

Around 1050 AD, the mound-builders experienced a population boom, thanks to surpluses of corn, which was easy to store and transport. It was around this time that Monks Mound was built.

Named after French monks who built nearby and lived in the area between 1809 and 1813, Monks Mound was built over hundreds of years and today is 14 square acres. By contrast, the Great Pyramid of Egypt is 13 square acres."
Read more here: http://www.bnd.com/news/local/article59146993.html#storylink=cp"

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