Mound 72 beaded burial
This is a plan map of the beaded burial and associated sacrificial victims in Mound 72, Cahokia, Illinois. Dates between AD 1050 and 1100. The individual is lying on a falcon cape made out of beads and is interpreted by some as a possible Morning Star impersonator. Others interpret the sacrifices as Corn Mother/Evening Star (Venus).
Image from Fowler et al., 1999, The Mound 72 Area: Dedicated and Sacred Space in Early Cahokia, Illinois State Museum, Springfield.
Cite this Record
Mound 72 beaded burial. Timothy Pauketat. 2010 ( tDAR id: 5700) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8SX6BK2
Calendar Date: 1050 to 1100
min long: -90.081; min lat: 38.643 ; max long: -90.054; max lat: 38.662 ;
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