The Mound Builders of Cahokia: the Show Notes

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Here’s a really informative documentary on Cahokia:

And here is a video of some people playing Chunkey!

Our sources include, in no particular order:
Western Digs: Epic Fire Marked ‘Beginning of the End’ for Ancient Culture of Cahokia, New Digs Suggest
Nathan Seppa, The Washington Post: Metropolitan Life on the Mississippi
Glenn Hodges, National Geographic: Why was the ancient city of Cahokia abandoned? New clues rule out one theory.
Carly Cassella, ScienceAlert: We Might Have Been Wrong About The Mysterious ‘Lost Civilisation’ of Cahokia
The Encyclopedia of Hočąk (Winnebago) Mythology: Red Horn Contests the Giants
Science Bulletin: Ancient poop helps show climate change contributed to fall of Cahokia
Blake de Pastino: Ancient Americans Pounded ‘Black Drink’ 6 Times Stronger Than CoffeeM. Le Page du Pratz: THE HISTORY OF LOUISIANA, OR OF THE WESTERN PARTS OF VIRGINIA AND CAROLINA
Legends of America: Cahokia Mounds, Illinois – Largest Archaeological Site in North America
ScienceAlert: The Lost City of Cahokia Was Mysteriously Abandoned, And We Still Don’t Know Why
Sarah E. Baires, Smithsonian: White Settlers Buried the Truth About the Midwest’s Mysterious Mound Cities
Thomas E. Emerson: Cahokia and the Evidence for Late Pre-Columbian War in the North American Midcontinent
Aaron Spray, TheTravel: Why Cahokia Was Abandoned & More We Don’t Know
Diana Yates, Illinois News Bureau: Researchers find evidence of ritual use of ‘black drink’ at Cahokia
Andrew O’Hehir, Salon: Sacrificial virgins of the Mississippi
Annalee Newitz, Science Friday: Uncovering The Vibrant City Life Of Ancient Cahokia
Jen Rose Smith, BBC Travel: The US’ Lost, Ancient Megacity
Joseph A. Tainter: Cahokia: Urbanization, Metabolism, and Collapse
Blake de Pastino, Western Digs: Infamous Mass Grave of Young Women in Ancient City of Cahokia Also Holds Men: Study
A.J. White, Samuel E. Munoz, Sissel Schroeder, Lora R. Stevens: After Cahokia: Indigenous Repopulation and Depopulation of the Horseshoe Lake Watershed AD 1400–1900
Chickasaw Nation: Chunkey
Justin Fornal, The Black Drink, Ethnobotany, and a Lost Civilization in Florida
Digital Research Library of Illinois History: What Caused the Fire that Destroyed America’s most prosperous Ancient City of Cahokia?

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