Ancient America's Great City on the Mississippi
CD - unabridged
Audio (6 discs)
Product Number: C6108
Released: Feb 22, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781440746086
Narrator/s: George K. Wilson
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Professor Timothy R. Pauketat illuminates the riveting discovery of the largest pre-Columbian city on U.S. soil. Once a flourishing metropolis of 20,000 people in 1050, Cahokia had rotted away by 1400. Its earthen mounds near modern-day St. Louis reveal "woodhenges" and evidence of large-scale human sacrifice.

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Author(s): Timothy R. Pauketat
Narrator(s): George K. Wilson
Genre: History
Product Number Z01468
Released: Mar 28, 2011
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ISBN: #9781461814726
Author(s): Timothy R. Pauketat
Product Number EB00389527
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: #9781101105177

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"This examination of the civilization of the Native American "mound-builders" of the Mississippi region is a bit uneven: Sometimes it lacks hard information (much of the archaeological evidence was destroyed or remains buried), and sometimes it gives copious detail about what's known and how it was discovered. The combination makes for a production that can be hard to follow. George Wilson's voice is rather astringent but still expressive and likable, and his precision serves the complex material well. Some scenarios of what Cahokian life might have been like, as well as the gruesome descriptions of mass burials, are intriguing, and Wilson does them justice. Neither book nor reader is flashy, but those interested in the topic will find this brief exposition worthwhile. W.M. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine"

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