The environmental impact of a pre-Columbian city based on geochemical insights from lake sediment cores recovered near Cahokia

@article{Pompeani2018TheEI,
  title={The environmental impact of a pre-Columbian city based on geochemical insights from lake sediment cores recovered near Cahokia},
  author={David P. Pompeani and Aubrey L. Hillman and Matthew S. Finkenbinder and Daniel J. Bain and Alexander Correa-Metrio and Katherine M Pompeani and Mark B. Abbott},
  journal={Quaternary Research},
  year={2018},
  volume={91},
  pages={714 - 728}
}
Abstract Cahokia is the largest documented urban settlement in the pre-Columbian United States. Archaeological evidence suggests that the city, located near what is now East St. Louis, Illinois, began to rapidly expand starting around AD 1050. At its height, Cahokia extended across 1000 ha and included large plazas, timber palisade walls, and hundreds of monumental earthen mounds. Following several centuries of occupation, the city experienced a period of gradual abandonment from about AD 1200… Expand
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