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Unformatted text preview: o Believed in afterlife o Most of population were buried in cemeteries, not mounds-Economy, subsistence, and material culture o Used Cahokia river as trade routes o Plazas/town squares filled by merchants where trading/cultural trading occurred o Agriculture (corn and the hoe) allowed for growth, but it lead to depletion of soil and lead to contagious diseases-Everyday life and leisure activities o Engaged in games of chance and skill, gambled with dice, stick and ball game similar to lacrosse; premier sport was chunky (throwing javs guessing where a stone would stop rolling) o Tattooing and body paint indicated social standing o Music, dancing was symbolic o Traveled mostly by foot-What pushed Cahokia into a decline? o Deforestation o Depletion of resources in the area o Climatic changes lead to shortage of foods and led to a break down of the city o Overpopulation o...
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