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The inhabitants of Cahokia were Native Americans. Known as mound builders, they had a very advanced civilization before Europeans set foot in North America. They abandoned the area they held around the Mississippi River, and it is unknown what happened to them, or who their descendants may be.

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Using information from research to solve problems that humans face every day. More so it refers to the application of anthropological data, perspectives, theory, and methods to identify, assess, and solve contemporary social problems.

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