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Monks Mound - 4th Terrace

 
 
Monks Mound-4th Terrace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, January 25, 2020
1. Monks Mound-4th Terrace Marker
Inscription.  Excavations on top revealed that a large building, 104'x 48', once stood on the back end of Monks Mound. Large pits in the center held posts supporting the roof, which could have been 40' tall. A fenced courtyard surrounded the building and a large post stood in front of it. The western side of the building was damaged when the west side of the mound collapsed. From here, the paramount chief would have governed Cahokia and the surrounding region and held important rituals and ceremonies. The building was later dismantled and several feet of soil covered the location, forming the slightly higher 4th Terrace.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyNative Americans.
 
Location. 38° 39.633′ N, 90° 3.717′ W. Marker is near State Park Place, Illinois, in Madison County. Marker is on Monks Mound Trail, 0.2 miles west of Collins Lane, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7763 Monks Mound Trail, Collinsville IL 62234, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
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. Monks Mound - Southwest Corner (within shouting distance of this marker); Monks Mound (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Monks Mound - South Ramp (about 600 feet away); Cahokia (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stockade (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Stockade Path (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mound 51 (approx. ¼ mile away); Mound 50 (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in State Park Place.
 
Monks Mound-4th Terrace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, January 25, 2020
2. Monks Mound-4th Terrace Marker
Nearby map image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, January 25, 2020
3. Nearby map
Entrance to the mounds image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, January 25, 2020
4. Entrance to the mounds
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 1, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 113 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 1, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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