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ID: 1102194
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Cahokia Mounds (deserted settlement)  Cahokia Mounds (deserted settlement)

Coordinates:
Lat: 38 39 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 38.6500  decimal degrees
Long: 090 03 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -90.0500  decimal degrees

Note: Site of a group of prehistoric Indian mounds, one of which is the largest prehistoric earthwork in the US; was the center of a city of the Mississippians, suburbs of which are found in East St. Louis, 8 miles away; was largest city on the continent.

Names:
Cahokia Mounds (preferred,C,V)
Cahokia (C,V)  ............ site is named after a 17th-cen. tribe that lived nearby, & does not reflect the name of the ancient Mississippians
Cahokia Mounds State Park (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Illinois (state)  ............  Illinois (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Saint Clair (county)  ................  Saint Clair (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Cahokia Mounds (deserted settlement)  ....................  Cahokia Mounds (deserted settlement) (P)

Place Types:
deserted settlement (preferred, C)  ............  flourished by 1,000 CE, declined by 1350 CE
archaeological site (C)
inhabited place (H)
state park (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Cahokia..........  [VP]
.................  Cahokia, Los Angeles Times (1999)
Cahokia Mounds..........  [VP Preferred]
.............................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 200
Cahokia Mounds State Park..........  [VP]
............................................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS17002509
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site [online] (2009-) accessed 1 April 2009
..................  Cahokia, Los Angeles Times (1999)
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS17002509
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 200
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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