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By Timothy R. Pauketat

The interesting tale of a misplaced urban and an remarkable American civilization

whereas Mayan and Aztec civilizations are well known and documented, rather few individuals are accustomed to the biggest prehistoric local American urban north of Mexico-a web site that professional Timothy Pauketat brings vividly to lifestyles during this groundbreaking publication. virtually 1000 years in the past, a urban flourished alongside the Mississippi River close to what's now St. Louis. equipped round a sprawling relevant plaza and often called Cahokia, the location has drawn the eye of generations of archaeologists, whose paintings produced proof of complicated celestial timepieces, feasts large enough to feed millions, and annoying indicators of human sacrifice. Drawing on those interesting reveals, Cahokia offers a full of life and excellent narrative of prehistoric the United States.

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