Contact: Diana Yates
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Caption: The pre-Columbian settlement at Cahokia was the largest city in North America north of Mexico, with as many as 50,000 people living there at its peak.
Credit: Painting by Lloyd K. Townsend. Image courtesy of the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, Illinois.
Usage Restrictions: Image may be used only to accompany stories about the research described in this release. Credit required: Painting by Lloyd K. Townsend. Courtesy of the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, Illinois.
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