Dubbed the manhattan of early america, cahokia mounds is one of the most impressive and historically significant destinations in illinois. Preserving the remains of an ancient native american city near collinsville, illinois, the cahokia mounds state historic site is across the mississippi river from st louis, missouri.
Today, cahokia mounds is considered the largest and most complex archaeological site north of the great pre-columbian cities in mexico cahokia mounds is a national historic landmark and a.
Cahokia mounds: cahokia mounds, archaeological site occupying some 5 square miles (13 square km) on the mississippi river floodplain opposite st louis, missouri, near cahokia and. Find cahokia are you a visitor or teacher trying to find cahokia mounds one of the greatest cities of the world, cahokia was larger than london was in ad 1250. Covering almost fourteen square kilometers in illinois, cahokia mounds state historic site is the largest prehistoric mound center in north america and has been designated a world heritage.
Lost cities #8: mystery of cahokia – why did north america's largest city vanish long before columbus reached the americas, cahokia was the biggest, most cosmopolitan city north of mexico. Monks mound is the largest pre-columbian earthwork in the americas and the largest pyramid north of mesoamerica the beginning of its construction dates from 900-955 ce located at the. At cahokia mounds state historic site is preserved the central section of the largest prehistoric native american city north of mexico occupied from 700 to 1400, the city grew to cover. Cahokia mounds state historic site is located in illinois, just several miles east of the mississippi river and st louis, missouri the mounds are a unique example of a large american.
Cahokiamounds, public relations manager at cahokia mounds state historic site, responded to this review responded 3 weeks ago we certainly agree it is a great place to learn, through our. Cahokia mounds state historic site, administered by the illinois historic preservation agency, is just eight miles from downtown st louis near collinsville, illinois, off interstates 55-70.
The ruins show that the city of cahokia was spread over nearly 4000 acres and included over 120 mounds in the center of the city is monk’s mound, which towers over 100 feet it is the.