Significant and Insignificant Mounds: an Essay

August 28th, 2019

Deciphering the cosmology of artificial hills—from the Cahokia Mounds to the slag heaps of today.

The Cohokia Mounds provide a dynamic picture of how form in the landscape takes on meaning. Sifting through the changes by following the currents of interpretation belonging to the historical architectural and anthropological senses of these mounds, scholars Jennifer Colten and Jesse Vogler reveal how meaning about culture, nature, and form have been imbued on this storied landscape.