MOUNDS STATE HISTORIC SITE--ILLINOIS
The artifacts in this picture date to the Mississippian Period somewhere between A.D. 800 to 1500. About half were borrowed from the state of Illinois and represent some of the nicest examples of Stone Age artifacts ever discovered in this area. 78 of the famous mound 72 points are illustrated which are considered to be the best examples of Mississippian arrow points ever found at Cahokia. Most of these artifacts were collected many years ago in plowed fields before the land was purchased by the state of Illinois or were professionally excavated within the Cahokia Mounds Historic site. This site is located just east of St. Louis, Missouri and is believed to have been the largest Indian city in North America The largest Indian mound in North America is also located here. This temple mound is 103 feet high and is known as "Monks Mound". Many of these artifacts are made of the beautiful semi-translucent red, yellow and orange kaolin chert from southern Illinois.
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