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(BBC-US)   Apparently outside what is now present-day St. Louis, there was a huge ancient pre-Columbian city that, in 1050 AD, held EPIC multi-day parties   (bbc.com) divider line
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2021-04-13 6:58:51 PM  
Castlemorton?
 
2021-04-13 7:04:29 PM  
Drew starts planning the end of COVID FARK party
 
2021-04-13 7:07:35 PM  
Cahokia.
 
2021-04-13 7:11:51 PM  
It's amazing how little Americans know about what was here before European diseases wiped out much of the population.

All that "wilderness" the settlers found was farmland just a few years before being "discovered", including the forests which were managed for food and material production.
 
2021-04-13 7:16:56 PM  
What is it?
 
2021-04-13 7:33:54 PM  

dittybopper: What is it?


The Native Americans called it "East St. Louis".  A really prescient name, if you think about it.
 
2021-04-13 7:56:54 PM  
They are called orgies. We are all grown up we can acknowledge that people like sex.and they were having huge multi day orgies in 1050.

Now we can't even have duagies, and singliegies is getting a bit old. But here we are.

Stupid ancient people and their sexy parties...
 
2021-04-13 8:08:56 PM  
Those aren't the only mounds near St. Louis that need checking out.

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2021-04-13 9:08:17 PM  
Proto Bonaroo.
 
2021-04-13 9:44:33 PM  
Illinois Adventure #1308 "Cahokia Mounds"
Youtube xt-u9FBBnhc


From my home area PBS station.  I love Illinois Adventure.
 
2021-04-13 11:41:25 PM  

Jeff5: It's amazing how little Americans know about what was here before European diseases wiped out much of the population.

All that "wilderness" the settlers found was farmland just a few years before being "discovered", including the forests which were managed for food and material production.


the land was already cleared and there were Orchards
 
2021-04-14 2:46:35 AM  
I have a cousin that knows a guy, who has it on good authority that the Cahokia mounds are camouflaged entrances to the hollow earth and give access to the aliens living there.
 
2021-04-14 7:33:28 AM  
It is a really cool place to check out.  I suggest making the road trip.
While you are in St. Louis seeing the mounds visit the free public zoo. It is awesome for a free zoo!
Then go-to Pappy's BBQ.
It is a great weekend road trip for the family!
 
2021-04-14 7:41:43 AM  
Oh, and the mounds are proof that the Native American tribes had advance knowledge of soil engineering and science.  Samples show that they understood the different compositions had different structural properties.  They also transported large amounts of soil from all across North America to build them.
People talk about Egyptian and Mayan Engineering, but the engineering of Ancient Native Americans was equally impressive!
 
2021-04-14 8:10:13 AM  

Nintenfreak: dittybopper: What is it?

The Native Americans called it "East St. Louis".  A really prescient name, if you think about it.


*SIGH*.

Faith No More - Epic (Official Music Video)
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It's it
What is it?
 
2021-04-14 8:24:25 AM  

XanthPrime: Oh, and the mounds are proof that the Native American tribes had advance knowledge of soil engineering and science.  Samples show that they understood the different compositions had different structural properties.  They also transported large amounts of soil from all across North America to build them.
People talk about Egyptian and Mayan Engineering, but the engineering of Ancient Native Americans was equally impressive!


Where are Mayans from?
 
2021-04-14 9:22:38 AM  
I should read 1491. It referenced early accounts of numerous native towns and cities up and down the entire length the Mississippi that were so mind-blowing they were ignored as fabrications by later explorers, who found nothing of the kind because 90% the Native Americans had died from the various epidemics introduced by Europeans. The diseases did most of their damage before any colonists were established, which is why early settlers encountered mostly wilderness.
 
2021-04-14 5:03:02 PM  

Saiga410: [iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/xt-u9FBB​nhc?autoplay=1&widget_referrer=https%3​A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&start=0&enablejsap​i=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&​widgetid=1]

From my home area PBS station.  I love Illinois Adventure.


I live in Illinois and have never seen this program. I, of course, know about the mounds and their history, but, the program did a nice job of informing people about their importance.
 
2021-04-15 1:07:45 AM  

zimbomba67: Saiga410: [iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/xt-u9FBB​nhc?autoplay=1&widget_referrer=https%3​A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&start=0&enablejsap​i=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&​widgetid=1]

From my home area PBS station.  I love Illinois Adventure.

I live in Illinois and have never seen this program. I, of course, know about the mounds and their history, but, the program did a nice job of informing people about their importance.


WTVP out of Peoria
 
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