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The Resource Cahokia : ancient America's great city on the Mississippi, Timothy R. Pauketat

Cahokia : ancient America's great city on the Mississippi, Timothy R. Pauketat

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Cahokia : ancient America's great city on the Mississippi
Title
Cahokia
Title remainder
ancient America's great city on the Mississippi
Statement of responsibility
Timothy R. Pauketat
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Language
eng
Summary
Almost a thousand years ago, a Native American city flourished along the Mississippi River near what is now St. Louis. Cahokia was a thriving metropolis at its height, with a population of 20,000, a sprawling central plaza, and scores of spectacular earthen mounds. The city gave rise to a new culture that spread across the plains; yet by 1400 it had been abandoned, leaving only the giant mounds as monuments, and traces of its influence in tribes we know today. Here, anthropologist Timothy R. Pauketat reveals the story of the city and its people as uncovered by American archaeologists. Their excavations have revealed evidence of a powerful society, including complex celestial timepieces, the remains of feasts big enough to feed thousands, and disturbing signs of large-scale human sacrifice. Pauketat provides a comprehensive picture of what's been discovered about Cahokia, and how these findings have challenged our perceptions of Native Americans.--From publisher description
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Pauketat, Timothy R
Dewey number
977.3/86
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Index
index present
LC call number
E99.M6815
LC item number
P375 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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The Penguin library of American Indian history
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  • Mississippian culture
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Cahokia Mounds State Historic Park (Ill.)
  • American Bottom (Ill.)
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Cahokia : ancient America's great city on the Mississippi, Timothy R. Pauketat
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The mother of Native North America -- Supernova -- Walking into Cahokia -- The original rolling stones -- Ghosts of archaeologists -- Discovery at Mound 72 -- Twin heroes -- American Indian royalty -- Digging for the goddess -- Wrestling with the gods -- Treasure maps of the past -- High plains drifting
Control code
ocn276819729
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
194 p.
Isbn
9780670020904
Lccn
2008054092
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map
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(OCoLC)276819729
Label
Cahokia : ancient America's great city on the Mississippi, Timothy R. Pauketat
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The mother of Native North America -- Supernova -- Walking into Cahokia -- The original rolling stones -- Ghosts of archaeologists -- Discovery at Mound 72 -- Twin heroes -- American Indian royalty -- Digging for the goddess -- Wrestling with the gods -- Treasure maps of the past -- High plains drifting
Control code
ocn276819729
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
194 p.
Isbn
9780670020904
Lccn
2008054092
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)276819729

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