Cahokia

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Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
Monks Mound in July.JPG
Monks Mound, the largest earthen structure at Cahokia (for scale, an adult is standing on top)
Map showing the location of Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
Map showing the location of Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
LocationSt. Clair County, Illinois, U.S.
Nearest cityCollinsville, Illinois
Coordinates38°39′14″N 90°3′52″W / 38.65389°N 90.06444°W / 38.65389; -90.06444Coordinates: 38°39′14″N 90°3′52″W / 38.65389°N 90.06444°W / 38.65389; -90.06444
Area2,200 acres (8.9 km2)
Governing bodyIllinois Historic Preservation Agency
Official nameCahokia Mounds State Historic Site
TypeCultural
Criteriaiii, iv
Designated1982 (6th session)
Reference no.198
State PartyUnited States
RegionEurope and North America
Official nameCahokia Mounds
DesignatedOctober 15, 1966
Reference no.66000899
Official nameCahokia Mounds
DesignatedJuly 19, 1964

The Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site is a historic site of a pre-Columbian city of the Native American Cahokia people. The park has 2,200 acres (890 ha) and 80 mounds made by the Cahokia people. The city was much larger than the area of the mounds. The city of Cahokia was one of the largest in the Mississippian culture. It existed from 1050 to 1350 CE. Cahokia Mounds is a National Historic Landmark and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is one of 24 UNESCO sites in the United States.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Cahokia Mounds". Retrieved August 1, 2022.