The US’ lost, ancient megacity

Jen Rose Smith at BBC.com: A city called Cahokia thrived on the Mississippi River, 1,000 years ago. They held festivals around sporting events that lasted for days. “Cahokians loved to kick back over good barbecue and sporting events, a combination that, [Annalee] Newitz noted, is conspicuously familiar to nearly all modern-day Americans.”

I’m currently reading Newitz’s recent book, “Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age,” and finding it enjoyable and informative.