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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
- the megapodes, also known as incubator birds or mound-builders, are stocky, medium-large chicken-like birds with small heads and large feet in the family
- the mound builders were members of various indigenous north american cultures who constructed earthwork mounds. mound builder or mound builders may refer
- 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
- prehistoric mound complex constructed by the ohio hopewell culture mound builder indigenous peoples of eastern north america (100 bce to 500 ce). the
- uses of the term 'mound builder', see mound builder (disambiguation). mound-building termites or just mound builders are a group of termite
- and commemorative purposes (e.g. kościuszko mound). main article: mound builder (people) in the archaeology of the united states and canada, the term
- ancient hopewell culture national historical park list of hopewell sites mound builder (people) 'national register of historical places - ohio (oh), licking