By Timothy R. Pauketat

The attention-grabbing tale of a misplaced urban and an unparalleled American civilization

whereas Mayan and Aztec civilizations are widely recognized and documented, really few everyone is acquainted with the most important prehistoric local American urban north of Mexico-a website that specialist Timothy Pauketat brings vividly to existence during this groundbreaking ebook. virtually 1000 years in the past, a urban flourished alongside the Mississippi River close to what's now St. Louis. equipped round a sprawling vital plaza and often called Cahokia, the location has drawn the eye of generations of archaeologists, whose paintings produced proof of advanced celestial timepieces, feasts large enough to feed millions, and annoying symptoms of human sacrifice. Drawing on those interesting reveals, Cahokia provides a full of life and brilliant narrative of prehistoric the United States.

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