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There are many resources for the Cahokia project available in the McCulloch Library as well as on the databases and on the web. The library CATALOG is a great place to start. Once there browse the Cahokia resource list.

WEBSITES

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
http://www.cahokiamounds.com/cahokia.html

The Moundbuilders
http://www.mississippian-artifacts.com/

Understanding Cultures--The Field Museum
http://www.fieldmuseum.org/ancientamericas/understanding_basics_1.asp

Civilizations and their collapse
http://www.learner.org/interactives/collapse/

http://www.nhm.org/exhibitions/collapse/index.html

Time keeping/ calendars
http://www.webexhibits.org/calendars/index.html

Guns, Germs, Steel
http://www.pbs.org/gunsgermssteel/


The above sites can provide background info on Cahokia and civilizations in general. The following might be a good start for your individual topics for research:

Tools, Crops, Animals

Legacy of Science and Technology

Washington State University-Agriculture Revolution

History of agriculture

The story of corn

History of Corn

History of the horse


Geography

Climate change and civilization

Geography as power

Social Hierarchy

Definition of social hierarchy and related topics

Germs

History of smallpox

History of epidemics

Communication

History of writing systems

Military/Protection

Cahokian Indians: America’s Ancient Warriors

Trade

How ancient trade changed the world

History of money

History of money from ancient times to the present

Government

Government reference links

Govspot.com

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