USA - Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

"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. This agricultural society may have had a population of 10–20,000 at its peak between 1050 and 1150. Primary features at the site include Monks Mound, the largest prehistoric earthwork in the Americas, covering over 5 ha and standing 30 m high." Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Postcard 1
Sunrise of Monks Mound from Woodhenge III - digital illustration. Thanks to Jim of Arizona, USA.

Postcard 2
Monks Mound at Cahokia Mounds is the largest prehistoric earthwork in the Americas. Mississippi river in the background. Thanks to Leslie of Turkey.

Postcard 3
The winter view of Monks Mound, the largest prehistoric earthwork in the new world. Thanks to O'neal who lives near this region in Illinois, USA.

Postcard 4
An illustration of what settlements at Cahokia Mounds may have looked like. Thanks again to O'Neal of USA.

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