Subscribe to our Daily Digest e-mail

Cahokia

3/21/2019

article Women shaped cuisine, culture of ancient Cahokia
(Indian Country) -- Archaeologists have struggled to explain the rapid rise and fall of Cahokia — the mysterious Mississippian mound-building culture that sprang up...

2/28/2019

article Human Poop Reveals That Climate Change Caused The Fall Of Cahokia, A Medieval Native American City
(Illinois) -- Cahokia was an agrarian Native American community that rose to prominence around 1100 AD as the largest settlement north of Mexico prior to the colonial...

2/22/2019

article Cahokia: North America's massive, ancient city
(Missouri) -- Mesopotamia had Ur, a wealthy city from 2100 BCE and a towering ziggurat. Egypt had Memphis and Alexandria, with their great pyramids and library,...

7/29/2018

article Cahokia Mounds in Collinsville: ‘America’s first city’
(Illinois) -- A gaggle of rambunctious fifth-graders scrambled to the top of the 100-foot-high Monks Mound to get a great view of the Gateway Arch in downtown St. Louis...

7/21/2018

article Illinois 200: Cahokia Mounds was 'America's first city'
(Illinois) -- A gaggle of rambunctious fifth-graders scrambled to the top of the 100-foot-high Monks Mound to get a great view of the Gateway Arch in downtown St. Louis...

6/13/2018

article Cahokian home found during archaeological dig
(Illinois) -- In 2016, SIUE’s anthropology department uncovered something spectacular — a Mississippian-era Cahokian house that is nearly 1,000 years old. A...

4/29/2018

article Descendent of Famous Cherokee Chief Speaking At Cahokia Mounds
(Illinois) -- The Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site in Collinsville will host a well known Cherokee Nation speaker next Saturday. Gayle Ross will tell stories about her...

4/25/2018

article Considering the legacy and future of Native American communities in Illinois
(Illinois) -- On Friday, April 27th, the University of Illinois hosts the Ancient Cahokia Future Visions Conference. According to the press release:

3/30/2018

article 1,000 years ago, Illinois had the largest city in what would become the U.S.
(Illinois) -- Centuries ago Illinois was home to the largest and most influential city in what would become the United States, rivaling the size of European cities at...

2/23/2018

article White Settlers Buried the Truth About the Midwest’s Mysterious Mound Cities
(Illinois) -- Around 1100 or 1200 A.D., the largest city north of Mexico was Cahokia, sitting in what is now southern Illinois, across the Mississippi River from St....

2/18/2018

article 1,000 years ago, Illinois had the largest city in what would become the U.S.
(Illinois) -- Centuries ago Illinois was home to the largest and most influential city in what would become the United States, rivaling the size of European cities at...

1/21/2018

article 1,000 years ago, Illinois had the largest city in what would become the U.S.
(Illinois) -- Centuries ago, Illinois was home to the largest and most influential city in what would become the United States, rivaling the size of European cities at...

2/22/2017

article Cahokia, America’s Great City
(Illinois) -- Larger than London or Paris in its time, what is now America’s heartland had a magnificent city between 1030 and 1200 CE. Now known as Cahokia, the...

2/10/2017

article 1,000 Years Ago, Corn Made This Society Big. Then, A Changing Climate Destroyed It
(Illinois) -- About a 15-minute drive east of St. Louis is a complex of earthen mounds that once supported a prehistoric city of thousands. For a couple of hundred years...

1/20/2017

article Supporters say they haven't given up on making Cahokia Mounds a national park
(Illinois) -- Conservationists working to make Cahokia Mounds in Collinsville a unit of the National Park Service say they will continue their efforts under the new...

12/17/2016

article Finding North America’s lost medieval city
(Illinois) -- A thousand years ago, huge pyramids and earthen mounds stood where East St. Louis sprawls today in Southern Illinois. This majestic urban architecture...

12/16/2016

article Where This Mound Stands Was a City Larger Than Paris
(Illinois) -- What drove the rapid decline of the largest city of North America some seven centuries ago? Annalee Newitz takes an up-close look for Ars Technica after...

8/24/2016

article New Study Of Cahokia Mound Shows Mixed-Sex Graves
(Illinois) -- A new study was completed on one of the mounds at Cahokia State Historic Site. It shows human remains dated at 900 years old belonged to both men and women.

8/8/2016

article Ancient remains discovered at ‘America’s first city’ reveal women held high-power positions
(Illinois) -- Almost 50 years ago, archaeologists excavating an ancient city just outside of St. Louis discovered a mass burial site with an unusual central feature...

2/8/2016

article Preservation group promotes designating Cahokia Mounds as National Park site
(Illinois) -- “What is culture?” a diorama asks visitors at the Cahokia Mounds State Historical Site. The answer below responds, “The culture of a...

5/5/2015

article Floods may have contributed to the decline of the ancient Native American city Cahokia
(Illinois) -- Now, a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has added another possible cause to the list, flooding. Using sediment...
article The Fall of Cahokia – A Megaflood May Have Been The Killing Blow
(Illinois) -- No one knows for sure why Cahokia, the largest Native American settlement north of Mexico, fell. Cahokia was first settled around A.D. 600. The city and...

visionary sponsor advertisement

sponsor advertisement