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Definition of Mound builders

Mound builders
Mound Mound, n. [OE. mound, mund, protection, AS. mund protection, hand; akin to OHG. munt, Icel. mund hand, and prob. to L. manus. See Manual.] An artificial hill or elevation of earth; a raised bank; an embarkment thrown up for defense; a bulwark; a rampart; also, a natural elevation appearing as if thrown up artificially; a regular and isolated hill, hillock, or knoll. To thrid the thickets or to leap the mounds. --Dryden. Mound bird. (Zo["o]l.) Same as Mound maker (below). Mound builders (Ethnol.), the tribe, or tribes, of North American aborigines who built, in former times, extensive mounds of earth, esp. in the valleys of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers. Formerly they were supposed to have preceded the Indians, but later investigations go to show that they were, in general, identical with the tribes that occupied the country when discovered by Europeans. Mound maker (Zo["o]l.), any one of the megapodes. Shell mound, a mound of refuse shells, collected by aborigines who subsisted largely on shellfish. See Midden, and Kitchen middens.

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- for other uses, see mound builder (disambiguation). the varying cultures collectively called mound builders were inhabitants of north america
- owned the property, until 1918. in 1910, they leased the property to mound builders country club (mbcc), which developed the site as a golf course. as a
- all across the world in spots such as asia, europe and the americas. 'mound builders' have more commonly been ****ociated with the mounds in the americas
- the mound builders were members of various indigenous north american cultures who constructed earthwork mounds. mound builder or mound builders may refer
- kennewick man kiva medicine wheel metallurgy mi'kmaq hieroglyphic writing mound builders n.a.g.p.r.a. norse colonization of the americas piasa southeastern ceremonial
- american scientific research, the study of the prehistoric indigenous mound builders of north america, and the early development of archaeology as a scientific
- million years ago mississippian culture, a culture of native american mound-builders from 900 to 1500 ad mississippian railway, a short line railroad a native
- the mounds dotting the landscape. this contributed to the myth of the mound builders as a people distinct from native americans, which was rigorously debunked