The following sources are recommended by an expert whose research specialty is the Cahokia Mounds site of prehistoric culture in Illinois.
· Emerson, Thomas E. 1997. Cahokia and the Archaeology of Power. University of Alabama Press.
· Emerson, Thomas E., and R. Barry Lewis, editors. 1991. Cahokia and the Hinterlands: Middle Mississippian Cultures of the Midwest. University of Illinois Press. 17 contributors. Robert L. Hall, "Cahokia Identity and Interaction Models of Cahokia Mississippian"; David Rindos and Sissel Johannessen, "Human-Plant Interactions and Cultural Change in the American Bottom"; William I. Woods and George R. Holley, "Upland Mississippian Settlement in the American Bottom Region"; John E. Kelly, "Cahokia and Its Role as a Gateway Center in Interregional Exchange"; Kenneth Farnsworth, Thomas E. Emerson, and Rebecca Glenn, "Patterns of Late Woodland/Mississippian Interaction in the Lower Illinois Valley Drainage: A View from Starr Village"; Lawrence A. Conrad, "The Middle Mississippian Cultures of the Central Illinois River Valley"; Alan D. Harn, "Comments on Subsistence, Seasonality and Site Function at Upland Subsidiaries in the Spoon River Area: Mississippianization at Work on the Northern Frontier"; Thomas E. Emerson, "The Apple River Mississippian Culture of Northern Illinois"; Joseph A. Tiffany, "Models of Mississippian Culture History in the Western Prairie Peninsula: A Perspective from Iowa"; Lynne G. Goldstein and John D. Richards, "Ancient Aztalan: The Cultural and Ecological Context of a Late Prehistoric Site in the Midwest"; Guy E. Gibbon, "The Middle Mississippian Presence in Minnesota"; Thomas E. Emerson, "Some Perspectives on Cahokia and the Northern Mississippian Expansion"; Charles R. Moffat, "Mississippian in the Upper Kaskaskia Valley: New Data from Lake Shelbyville and New Interpretations"; Robert J. Barth, "The Emergence of the Vincennes Culture in the Lower Wabash Drainage"; Brian M. Butler, "Kincaid Revisited: The Mississippian Sequence in the Lower Ohio Valley"; R. Barry Lewis, "The Early Mississippian Period in the Confluence Region and Its Northern Relationships."
· Fowler, Melvin L. 1997. The Cahokia Atlas: A Historical Atlas of Cahokia Archaeology. Revision of the 1989 Illinois Historic Preservation Agency edition. University of Illinois Press.
· Milner, George R. 1998. The Cahokia Chiefdom. Smithsonian Institution Press.
· Pauketat, Timothy R. 1994. The Ascent of Chiefs: Cahokia and Mississippian Politics in Native North America. University of Alabama Press.
· Pauketat, Timothy R., and Thomas E. Emerson, editors. 1997. Cahokia: Domination and Ideology in the Mississippian World. University of Nebraska Press. 13 Contributors. Timothy Pauketat and Thomas Emerson, "Introduction: Domination and Ideology in the Mississippian World"; Timothy Pauketat, "Cahokian Political Economy"; Neal Lopinot, "Cahokian Food Production Reconsidered"; Lucretia Kelly, "Patterns of Faunal Exploitation at Cahokia"; Rinita Dalan, "The Construction of Mississippian Cahokia"; Timothy Pauketat and Neal Lopinot, "Cahokian Population Dynamics"; James Collins, "Cahokia Settlement and Social Structures as Viewed from the ICT-II"; John Kelly, "Stirling Phase Sociopolitical Activity at East St. Louis and Cahokia"; Thomas Emerson, "Reflections from the Countryside on Cahokian Hegemony"; Thomas Emerson, "Cahokian Elite Ideology and the Mississippian Cosmos"; Vernon Knight, "Some Developmental Parallels between Cahokia and Moundville"; David Anderson, "The Role of Cahokia in the Evolution of Southeastern Mississippian Society"; Timothy Pauketat and Thomas Emerson, "Conclusion: Cahokia and the Four Winds."
· Ahler, Steven R., editor. 2000. Mounds, Modoc, and Mesoamerica: Papers in Honor of Melvin L. Fowler. Illinois State Museum Scientific Papers, Vol. 28.
· Ancient Architects of the Mississippi. U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, National Center for Cultural Resources. http://www.nps.gov/history/aad/FEATURE/FEATURE.HTM
· Bareis, Charles J., and James W. Porter, editors. 1984. American Bottom Archaeology. University of Illinois Press.
· Brown, James A., editor. 1975. Perspectives in Cahokia Archaeology. Illinois Archaeological Survey Bulletin, No. 10.
· Brown, James, and John Kelly. 2000. "Cahokia and the Southeastern Ceremonial Complex." In: Mounds, Modoc, and Mesoamerica: Papers in Honor of Melvin L. Fowler, edited by Steven R. Ahler, Illinois State Museum Scientific Papers, Vol. 28, pp. 469-510.
· Cahokia Mounds Research Facility. University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Archaeological Laboratory. http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/ArchLab/cahokia/
· Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site. Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. http://www.cahokiamounds.com/
· Chappel, Sally A. Kitt. 2002. Cahokia: Mirror of the Cosmos. University of Chicago Press.
· Dalan, Rinita A., George Holley, William Woods, Harold Watters, and John Koepke. 2003. Envisioning Cahokia: A Landscape Perspective. Northern Illinois University Press.
· Editors, Time-Life Books. 1992. Mound Builders and Cliff Dwellers. Lost Civilizations Series, Time-Life Books, pp. 33-77.
· Editors, Time-Life Books. 1992. The First Americans. American Indian Series, Time-Life Books, pp. 97-129.
· Emerson, Thomas E. 1989. "Water, Serpents and the Underworld: An Exploration into Cahokia Symbolism." In: The Southeastern Ceremonial Complex: Artifacts and Analysis, edited by Patricia Galloway, University of Nebraska Press, pp. 45-92.
· Emerson, Thomas E., Brad Koldehoff, and Timothy R. Pauketat. 2000. "Serpents, Female Deities, and Fertility Symbolism in the Early Cahokia Countryside." In: Mounds, Modoc, and Mesoamerica: Papers in Honor of Melvin L. Fowler, edited by Steven R. Ahler, Illinois State Museum Scientific Papers, Vol. 28, pp. 511-22.
· Fowler, Melvin L. 1975. "A Precolumbian Urban Center on the Mississippi." Scientific American, Vol. 23, No. 2, pp. 92-101.
· Fowler, Melvin L., editor. 1977. Explorations into Cahokia Archaeology. Illinois Archaeological Survey Bulletin, No. 7. 8 contributors. Melvin Fowler, "The Cahokia Site"; Nelson Reed, "Monks and Other Mississippian Mounds"; Warren Wittry, "The American Woodhenge"; Harriet Smith, "The Murdock Mound: Cahokia Site"; James Anderson, "A Cahokia Palisade Sequence"; Patricia O'Brien, "Some Ceramic Periods and Their Implications at Cahokia"; Hugh Cutler and Leonard Blake, "Corn from Cahokia Sites"; James Porter, "The Mitchell Site and Prehistoric Exchange Systems at Cahokia: AD 1000."
· Fowler, Melvin L., editor. 1996. The Ancient Skies and Skywatchers of Cahokia: Woodhenges, Eclipses, and Cahokian Cosmology. The Wisconsin Archaeologist, Vol. 77, No. 3/4. Melvin Fowler, "Introduction"; E.C. Krupp, "Eclipses over Cahokia"; Warren Wittry, "Discovering and Interpreting the Cahokia Woodhenges"; Melvin Fowler, "The Mound 72 and Woodhenge 72 Area of Cahokia"; E.C. Krupp, "How Much Sun Can a Woodhenge Catch?"; Timothy Pauketat, "The Place of Post-Circle Monuments in Cahokian Political History"; Martha Ann Rolingson, "Elements of Community Design at Cahokia"; John Kelly, "Redefining Cahokia: Principles and Elements of Community Organization"; Robert Hall, "American Indian Worlds, World Quarters, World Centers and Their Shrines"; William Gartner, "Archaeoastronomy as Sacred Geography"; Melvin Fowler and E.C. Krupp, "Sky Watchers, Sacred Space, Cosmology and Community Organization at Ancient Cahokia."
· Fowler, Melvin L., Jerome Rose, Barbara VanderLeest, and Steven R. Ahler. 1999. The Mound 72 Area: Dedicated and Sacred Space in Early Cahokia. Illinois State Museum, Reports of Investigations, No. 54.
· Hall, Robert L. 1989. "The Cultural Background of Mississippian Symbolism." In: The Southeastern Ceremonial Complex, edited by Patricia Galloway, University of Nebraska Press, pp. 239-78.
· Hall, Robert L. 1997. An Archaeology of the Soul: North American Indian Belief and Ritual. University of Illinois Press.
· Holley, George R. 1999. "Late Prehistoric Towns in the Southeast." In: Great Towns and Regional Polities in the Prehistoric American Southwest and Southeast, edited by Jill E. Neitzel, University of New Mexico Press.
· Holley, George R., Neal H. Lopinot, William I. Woods, and John E. Kelly. 1989. "Dynamics of Community Organization at Prehistoric Cahokia." In: Households and Communities: Proceedings of the 21st Annual Chacmool Conference, edited by Scott MacEachern, David J.W. Archer, and Richard D. Gavin, Archaeologtical Association of the University of Calgary, pp. 339-49.
· Holley, George R., Rinita Dalan, and Philip A. Smith. 1993. Investigations in the Cahokia Site Grand Plaza. American Antiquity, Vol. 58, No. 2, pp. 306-19.
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· Iseminger, William R., George R. Holley, et al. 1990. The Archaeology of the Cahokia Palisade. Illinois Cultural Resources Study, No. 14.
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· Kelly, John E. 1992. "The Impact of Maize on the Development of Nucleated Settlements: An American Bottom Example." In: Late Prehistoric Agriculture: Observations from the Midwest, edited by William I. Woods, Studies in Illinois Archaeology, No. 8, pp. 167-97.
· Kelly, John E. 1994. The Archaeology of the East St. Louis Mound Center: Past and Present. Illinois Archaeology, Vol. 6, No. 1-2, pp. 1-57. Illinois Archaeological Survey.
· Kelly, John E. 1999. "East St. Louis's Lost Legacy: The Rediscovery of an Urban Mound Center." Gateway Heritage, Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 4-15.
· Kelly, Lucretia S. 1979. Animal Resource Exploitation by the Early Cahokia Populations on the Merrell Tract. Illinois Archaeological Survey Circular, No. 4.
· Lewis, R. Barry, and Charles Stout, editors. 1998. Mississippian Towns and Sacred Spaces: Searching for an Architectural Grammar. University of Alabama Press.
· Lopinot, Neal H. 1994. "A New Crop of Data on the Cahokian Polity." In: Agricultural Origins and Development in the Midcontinent, edited by W. Green, University of Iowa, Office of the State Archaeologist, Report 19, pp. 127-53.
· Lopinot, Neal H., Lucretia S. Kelly, George R. Milner, and Richard Paine. 1991. The Archaeology of the Cahokia Mounds ICT-II: Biological Remains. Illinois Cultural Resources Study, No. 13.
· Lopinot, Neal H., and William I. Woods. 1993. "Wood Overexploitation and the Collapse of Cahokia." In: Foraging and Farming in the Eastern Woodlands, edited by C. Margaret Scarry, University Press of Florida, pp. 206-31.
· Mehrer, Mark W. 1995. Cahokia's Countryside: Household Archaeology, Settlement Patterns, and Social Power. Northern Illinois University Press.
· Mehrer, Mark, and James M. Collins. 1995. "Household Archaeology at Cahokia and Its Hinterlands." In: Mississippian Communities and Households, edited by J. Daniel Rogers and Bruce Smith, University of Alabama Press, pp. 32-57.
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· Milner, George R. 1992. "Health and Culture Change in the Late Prehistoric American Bottom, Illinois." In: What Mean These Bones? Southeastern Bioarchaeology, edited by M.L. Powell, University of Alabama Press, pp. 52-69.
· Milner, George R. 1996. "Development and Dissolution of a Mississippian Society in the American Bottom, Illinois." In: Political Structure and Change in the Prehistoric Southeastern United States, edited by John F. Scarry, University Press of Florida, pp. 27-52.
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· Neitzel, Jill E., editor. 1999. Great Towns and Regional Polities in the Prehistoric American Southwest and Southeast. University of New Mexico Press.
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