Cahokia: Ancient America's Great City On The Mississippi by Timothy R. PauketatCahokia: Ancient America's Great City On The Mississippi by Timothy R. Pauketat

Cahokia: Ancient America's Great City On The Mississippi

byTimothy R. Pauketat

Paperback | July 27, 2010

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The fascinating story of a lost city and an unprecedented American civilization

While Mayan and Aztec civilizations are widely known and documented, relatively few people are familiar with the largest prehistoric Native American city north of Mexico-a site that expert Timothy Pauketat brings vividly to life in this groundbreaking book. Almost a thousand years ago, a city flourished along the Mississippi River near what is now St. Louis. Built around a sprawling central plaza and known as Cahokia, the site has drawn the attention of generations of archaeologists, whose work produced evidence of complex celestial timepieces, feasts big enough to feed thousands, and disturbing signs of human sacrifice. Drawing on these fascinating finds, Cahokia presents a lively and astonishing narrative of prehistoric America.
Timothy R. Pauketat is an American archaeologist and professor of anthropology at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. After earning a BS in anthropology and earth sciences from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, he worked as a staff archaeologist at the Center for American Archaeology. Pauketat is best known for his...
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Title:Cahokia: Ancient America's Great City On The MississippiFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 7.5 × 5 × 0.54 inPublished:July 27, 2010Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143117475

ISBN - 13:9780143117476

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