James Blake Wiener
published on 24 March 2012
While Teotihuacán, Tikal, Chaco Canyon, and Machu Picchu are the cities most commonly conjured in the minds of millions when the phrase "Pre-Columbian metropolis" is uttered, one ought to be aware of the grandeur and importance of Cahokia, located near the present-day city of St. Louis, MO in the Midwestern United States. Cahokia: Ancient America's Great City on the Mississippi, a work authored by Timothy Pauketat, permits the reader to gain insight into one of the most important and least understood Pre-Columbian sites in the Americas. Please click here to read a book review by Chad Anderson for Common-Place.
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