A Graph-Theoretic Approach to the Evolution of Cahokia

Peter Peregrine
1991 American Antiquity  
Many researchers have linked the evolution of the prehistoric center Cahokia to its location near the confluence of the Mississippi, Missouri, and Illinois rivers. It is possible to evaluate this idea mathematically through the graph-theoretic concept of centrality. The analysis suggests that Cahokia was located at the point of highest centrality in the Mississippi River drainage.
doi:10.2307/280973 fatcat:ts4vpf5e2bdkbbalj6iwreufpy