Cahokia Mounds


Also found in: Encyclopedia.

Cahokia Mounds

(kəˈhəʊkɪə)
pl n
(Placename) the largest group of prehistoric Indian earthworks in the US, located northeast of East St Louis
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

Ca•ho′ki•a Mounds′

(kəˈhoʊ ki ə)
n.pl.
a group of very large prehistoric Indian earthworks in SW Illinois.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
Cahokia Mounds is only one of eight, yes eight, World Heritage sites in the United States, and is included among such notable sites as the Pyramids of Egypt, the Great Barrier Reef.
There are also drawers and drawers of shells and ancient stone tools, about 500 cameras and film projectors, shoes from around the world, more intact pieces of Mississippian pottery than at the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, pieces of Cherokee Cave, mastodon bones found in Jefferson County, a Macintosh SE computer and a red AT&T flip phone.
Growing up in the 1970s, McMahon has vivid memories of visiting the Cahokia Mounds near her hometown of St Louis in the United States.
Yet this entropic zone lies at the epicenter of pre-Columbian Mississippian culture; the famed earthworks known as the Cahokia Mounds loom not far away.
Excellent Museums such as the Moundville Archeological Park in Alabama, or the Cahokia Mounds State Historic site in Illinois, or the Spiro Mounds Historical site in Oklahoma have websites and artifact collections encouraging teachers to develop their own 'arrays' of 'finds' for students to examine and analyze as junior archeologists and social scientists in social studies and science.
And he wants to pay tribute to the Native Americans who long ago lived in the area and created what is known as Cahokia mounds.
Specific texts and authors include The Epic of Gilgamesh in Mesopotamia, Thucydides on Greece and Persia, Cahokia mounds in the Mississippi trading zone, the Peace of Westphalia, Robert Boyle and James Watt on thermodynamics and the steam engine, Sun Yat Sen and the end of dynasty in China, Joseph Stalin on the American threat, V.
Cahokia Mounds, site of the largest prehistoric settlement north of Mexico, lies eight miles east of metropolitan St.
Drawing on field research he conducted at the Cahokia Mounds, a massive complex of pre-Columbian earthen structures that abut and subtend Saint Louis, the exhibition included two 16-mm films of sunrise and sunset, respectively.
Saved from total destruction, the entire complex is now known as the Cahokia Mounds Historical Interpretive Site located in Collinsville, Illinois.