The Cahokia Museum and Interpretive Center, which receives up to a million visitors a year, was designed by AAIC Inc.¬†The building, which opened in 1989, received the Thomas H. Madigan Award, the¬†St. Louis Construction News & Reviews¬... Read more
The Grand Plaza is a large open plaza¬†that spreads out to the south of Monks Mound. Researchers originally thought the flat, open terrain in this area reflected Cahokia's location on the Mississippi's alluvial flood plain, but instead soil... Read more
During excavation of Mound 72, a ridge-top burial mound¬†south of Monks Mound, archaeologists found the remains of a man in his 40s who was probably an important Cahokian ruler. The man was buried on a bed of more than 20,000 marine-shell d... Read more
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