Cahokia's Rattlesnake Causeway

@article{Baires2014CahokiasRC,
  title={Cahokia's Rattlesnake Causeway},
  author={Sarah E. Baires},
  journal={Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology},
  year={2014},
  volume={39},
  pages={145 - 162}
}
  • Sarah E. Baires
  • Published 7 April 2014
  • Geology
  • Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology
Abstract Recent archaeological test excavations at the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site located in Collinsville, IL, document the planned and early construction of a large earthen causeway. Approximately 1-km long and 18-m wide, the Rattlesnake Causeway orientated Cahokia's 5° offset grid and tied Cahokia's central precinct to at least one if not two ridge-top mortuary mounds. The results of this excavation present new information on Cahokia's city plan, one that included the construction of… Expand
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