Fresh look at burials, mass graves, tells a new story of Cahokia

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160808120719.htm

A new study challenges earlier interpretations of an important burial mound at Cahokia, a pre-Columbian city in Illinois near present-day St. Louis. The study reveals that a central feature of the mound, a plot known as the ‘beaded burial,’ is not a monument to male power, as was previously thought, but includes both males and females of high status.

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