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  • Ancient bones, teeth, tell story of strife at Cahokia

    A new study of Cahokia finds that those buried in mass graves likely lived in or near the pre-Columbian city most of their lives.

    A new study of Cahokia finds that those buried in mass graves likely lived in or near the pre-Columbian city most of their lives.

    Image courtesy Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, painting by William R.  Iseminger.

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  • Editor’s notes:                                              

    To reach Kristin Hedman, call 217-607-5283; email khedman@illinois.edu.
    The paper “New dental and isotope evidence of biological distance and place of origin for mass burial groups at Cahokia’s Mound 72” is available online or from the U. of I. News Bureau.