Land of Water, City of the Dead
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 734 , Segment 1
Episode: Ancient City Life in the Americas (originally aired July 10, 2020)
- Nov 9, 2020 7:00 pm
- 32:41 mins
Guest: Sarah Baires, Associate Professor, Anthropology, Eastern Connecticut State University, and author of "Land of Water, City of the Dead: Religion and Cahokia's Emergence" Outside of St. Louis there is evidence of the ancient city of Cahokia. We take a look at some of their elaborate burial practices to discover their religion and find glimmers of what life was like in this bustling metropolis.