Cahokia Mounds

Also known as: Monks Mounds
7850 Collinsville Rd., Cahokia Mounds State Park, Collinsville, Illinois

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Description 

Cahokia, occupied from 600-1500 AD, was the largest Mississippian Period community in eastern North America. It was placed on the World Heritage List in 1982. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, July 19, 1964

National Register information 

Note: The following information comes from the NRHP database and has not been verified.
Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000899
Area of significance
Archeology - Prehistoric
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
D - Information Potential
Property type
Site
Historic functions
Village site; Ceremonial site; Graves/burials
Current function
Park
Periods of significance
1499-1000 AD; 1000-500 AD
Number of properties
Contributing structures: 90
Contributing sites: 1