MONKS MOUND with one meter contours

Monks Mound Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

Collinsville, Illinois 62234 ph 618 346 5160

Latitude/Longitude coordinates are (38.6606815,-90.06209105).

The volume of dirt in Monks Mound has been the target number for a mathematics project for some of my students over the years.

You can use the USGS 7.5-minute Section or work from contour lines in pictures from "The Great Knob: Interpretations of Monks Mound" by Mikels Skele, Studies in Illinois Archaeology No. 4, ISBN 0 942579 03 8, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, Springfield, Illinois 62701, 1988.

With the courtesy of this publication: to page three, Figure 1, I have added the following 10 by 10 meter graph grid.

Show all your drawings and calculations in your final written project.

Ely's Woodhenge Project From Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site Info


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