Recent excavations at the Copper site, an upland mound center southeast of Cahokia, have provided new insight to the Moorehead phase of Cahokia. Once believed to be the beginning of Cahokia's denouement, partially due to the decreased population Cahokia during this time period, the excavation of a number of upland Moorehead phase farmsteads has altered this perception. Now evidence from the Copper siclearly suggests that, while populations may have been shifting during this time period and practices changing, the Moorehead phase may not necessarily have been the beginning of the end in the eyes of Cahokians.
|Original language||English (US)|
|State||Published - 2009|