This great Mississippian center comprised of at least 120 mounds likely was one of the largest cities in the world at its peak in 1200 AD. The tallest mound, Monks Mound, is approximately 100 feet tall with an overall footprint of approximately 17 acres. Will ArchaeoMadness fans come through for Cahokia with mounds of support?
The enormous ruined city of Tikal in Guatemala features over 3,000 buildings dating from 600 BC to 900 AD scattered throughout the surrounding rain forest. The impressive buildings that rise above the modern forest canopy are part of a city that was home to more than 90,000 Maya at its height. Sure, Tikal represents a highpoint in the development of Maya artistic, scientific, and religious culture, but is that enough to beat the competition?