Browse Prairie Research Institute by Subject "Cahokia"
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(2014-05-30)This dissertation contextualizes religion and complexity as it influenced the emergence of the city of Cahokia through an exploration of ridge-top mortuary practices across the three precincts of Cahokia, East St. Louis ...
(Southeastern Archaeology, 2013)Ceramic effigies ofmarine shell cups have long been known from Mississippian sites in Illinois and elsewhere in the Southeast, and have been included in studies of other ceramic effigies, such as animal figures and head ...
(2016-02-19)Shell bead crafting at Cahokia focused on lightning whelk beads. An enormous amount of time was spent crafting beads, indicating full-time bead making specialists.
Creating the Cahokian Community: the Power of Place in Early Mississippian Sociopolitical Dynamics (2011-08-25)This study is an examination of how sociopolitical change occurs, particularly the formation of large scale polities from culturally diverse populations. Drawing on Benedict Anderson’s concept of “imagined communities” and ...
(2016)Bead crafting is time consuming and used lightning whelk and other species of shells brought from the eastern Gulf of Mexico to bead workshops at Cahokia. Tens of thousands of shell beads were made and deposited. Using ...
(2014-05-30)The rise and eventual decline of Cahokia, the largest pre-Columbian city north of Mexico, reverberated deeply within the historical trajectories of the North American mid-continent and southeast. The 11th century emergence ...