Sep 102015
 
Woodhenge, Cahokia

Woodhenge, Cahokia

Although, there are many who doubt that the Medicine Wheel in Bighorn Mountain, Wyoming is an astronomical calendar, 1200 miles east in the ancient metropolis of Cahokia, the “Woodhenge” structures are generally accepted as astronomical calendars.   The structures are simple, a center post surrounded by differing numbers of posts in wide circles.  The number of posts in the circumference seemed to grow in number with each rebuilding of the structures.  Here is a quote by William Iseminger, assistant site manager in charge of exhibits, interpretations and public relations at Cahokia for the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, from his book “Cahokia Mounds, America’s First City”:

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