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North America's prehistoric earthwork, Cahokia's Monk's Mound, Built in 20 Years?

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By Vandy Bowyer in the group AU Anthropology Interest Group June 14, 2017 - 10:18am

An interesting overview of how the large prehistoric earthwork, Monk's Mound, was engineered and built. Researchers use techniques such as geoarchaeology and archaeobotany to better understand building construction. Some good aerial views and illustrations of the site are included. Students in Anthropology 377 will find this relevant. The original article was published by G. Fritz and J. Kelly in the Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology.

http://westerndigs.org/americas-largest-earthwork-cahokias-monks-mound-may-have-been-built-in-only-20-years-study-says/

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AU Anthropology Interest Group

AU Anthropology Interest Group

A group for those interested in socio-cultural anthropology, archaeology, biological anthropology, and linguistic anthropology