New study debunks myth of Cahokia's Native American lost civilization

January 29, 2020 - General

A University of California, Berkeley, archaeologist has dug up ancient human feces, among other demographic clues, to challenge the narrative around the legendary demise of Cahokia, North America’s most iconic pre-Columbian metropolis.

Painting of the Cahokia Mounds by William R. Iseminger
[Credit: Cahokia Mounds Historic State Site]In its heyday in the 1100s, Cahokia — located in what is now southern Illinois — was the center for…

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