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The discovery of Cahokia, in what is today the state of Illinois, was a significant find for archaeologists.

Which of the following has been the most significant conclusion by historians about Cahokia, a settlement that existed between 700 - 1300 A.D.?

A

The sophistication of the settlement has given evidence that its original settlers could produce a populated, long-lasting civilization.

B

These original North American settlers were adept hunters and gatherers.

C

These original settlers to the region had successfully navigated the Mississippi River from the Gulf of Mexico in order to establish the settlement.

D

The discovery of burial mounds throughout the settlement proved that the inhabitants' architectural skills rivaled those of the ancient Egyptians.

E

The location of the settlement proved the long-held theory that North American Native peoples had crossed the "land bridge" from Asia.

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