Tuesday, September 13, 2011

America's First Big City

Tim De Chant on the density of cities in the pre-Columbian United States:

Cahokia is one of the largest historical American cities you’ve probably never heard of. Peaking around 1250 CE. . . . With somewhere between 10,000 to 15,000 people, it held the record for the largest American city until around 1800, when Philadelphia finally overtook it.

Steve Clowney


| Permalink

TrackBack URL for this entry:


Listed below are links to weblogs that reference America's First Big City:


Post a comment