Lecture 11. Cahokia and the Mississippi Mound Cultures

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Jordan Kauffman

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The American Continuum

Mounds were by the far the most numerous architectural imposition in the landscape designed and constructed by the native populations in the present United States. These mounds developed in a number of ways, which this lecture makes evident. But in every case, they became ceremonial and ritual spaces important in the structuring the societies that built them. This lecture discusses the large cultures of the U.S. Southeast, starting with an extended discussion on the Cahokia, and continuing with other large mound cultures.

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