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Human Poop Reveals That Climate Change Caused The Fall Of Cahokia, A Medieval Native American City

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 occupation of the Americas.

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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...

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