Cahokia Mounds, some 13 km north-east of St Louis, Missouri, is the largest pre-Columbian settlement north of Mexico. It was occupied primarily during the Mississippian period (800--1400), when it covered nearly 1,600 ha and included some 120 mounds. It is a striking example of a complex chiefdom society, with many satellite mound centres and numerous outlying hamlets and villages.
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UNESCO, . (2018, September 05). Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site (UNESCO/NHK). Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/video/1416/
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