The Resource The Cahokia Mounds, Warren K. Moorehead ; edited and with an introduction by John E. Kelly

The Cahokia Mounds, Warren K. Moorehead ; edited and with an introduction by John E. Kelly

Label
The Cahokia Mounds
Title
The Cahokia Mounds
Statement of responsibility
Warren K. Moorehead ; edited and with an introduction by John E. Kelly
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A Dan Josselyn Memorial Publication This edition of Moorehead's excavations at Cahokia provides a comprehensive collection of Moorehead's investigations of the nation's largest prehistoric mound center. 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 Site by the United Nations. Built between A.D. 1050 and 1350, Cahokia originally contained the remains of over 100 earthen mounds that were used as places for Native American rituals, homes of chiefs, or elite tombs. Earlier scientists debated whether the mounds were part of the natural landscape, and many were destroyed by urban and industrial development This book is a report of archaeological investigations conducted at Cahokia from 1921 to 1927 by Warren K. Moorehead, who confirmed that the mounds were built by indigenous peoples and who worked to assure preservation of the site. The volume includes Moorehead's final 1929 report along with portions of two preliminary reports, covering both Cahokia and several surrounding mound groups. John Kelly's introduction to the book sets Moorehead's investigations in the context of other work conducted at Cahokia prior to the 1920s and afterwards. Kelly reviews Moorehead's work, which employed 19th-century excavation techniques combined with contemporary analytical methods, and explains how Moorehead contended with local social and political pressures. Moorehead's work represented important excavations at a time when little other similar work was being done in the Midwest. The reissue of his findings gives us a glimpse into an important archaeological effort and helps us better appreciate the prehistoric legacy that he helped preserve
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Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
977.3/89
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E78.I3
LC item number
M66 2000eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Classics in southeastern archaeology
Label
The Cahokia Mounds, Warren K. Moorehead ; edited and with an introduction by John E. Kelly
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Cahokia Mounds: a preliminary paper. Originally published as University of Illinois Bulletin no 35. University of Illinois, 1922 -- The Cahokia Mounds: Part I, A report of progress and Part II, Some geological aspects. Originally published as University of Illinois Bulletin no 6. University of Illinois, 1923 -- The Cahokia Mounds. Originally published as University of Illinois Bulletin no 4. University of Illinois, 1929
Control code
ocm47010752
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 432 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780817384142
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations maps
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.b25637368
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)47010752
  • pebcs0585349827
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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