Mississippi R - probably had a pop. of about 15,000-20,000)...

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Mississippi R. Valley Peoples o Agriculture surplus (maize, beans) o The significance of an agricultural surplus is that they could use a division of labor; not everyone was required to farm; some could rule, some could trade, etc. o Temple-cities (fortified) o E.g. 1150, Cahokia (Illinois) – pop. of ca. 20,000 (pretty remarkable in that time; London
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Unformatted text preview: probably had a pop. of about 15,000-20,000) o 100 temple mounds (some massive) o 1350 decline (diseases e.g. tuberculosis) o Social structure was very similar to that of medieval Europe of the time a. Those warriors who claimed to have descended from sun gods were the ones who ruled...
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This note was uploaded on 09/30/2011 for the course HISTORY AMH2010 taught by Professor Rowan during the Spring '11 term at FIU.

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