The Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site is home to the archaeological remnants of the largest pre-Columbian Native American city north of Mexico. It was a religious, political, economic, and cultural center built by the Mississippians—the name given to the group sharing cultural characteristics as there is no record of their language. Today, the 2200-acre UNESCO World Heritage Site and US National Historic Landmark includes a museum and many of the remaining Mississippian mounds, one of which at 100-foot tall and 14 acres around the base is the largest mound construction in the United States. With NEH support, the Cahokia Mounds Museum Society, the historic site’s non-profit partner, developed a mobile augmented reality (AR) application, accompanying website, and educational resources to guide visitors through the site, educate the public about the area’s significance, and support classroom teaching about the ancient civilization.
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