City of the SunCahokia was the largest prehistoric Indian community in America north of Mexico. It covered an area of six square-miles, including at least 120 mounds of different size and function. Initial occupation during Late Woodland times (AD 700-800) included small settlements along Cahokia Creek. These expanded and merged during early Mississippian times (AD 800-1000) and the population and community increased, reaching a peak between AD 1050-1150 with an estimated population of 10-20,000. A period of change and population decline began in the 1200s and by AD 1350-1400, Cahokia had been abandoned.
|Placed By||Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site|
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|Date Added||Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 10:30am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 755894 N 4283168|
|Decimal Degrees||38.66015000, -90.05911667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 39.609', W 90° 3.547'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 39' 36.54" N, 90° 3' 32.82" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1401 Monks Mound Trail, Collinsville IL 62234, US|
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