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Definition of Mound builders
Mound buildersMound 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.
Meaning of Mound builder from wikipedia
- for other
uses, see mound builder
(disambiguation). the varying cultures collectively called mound builders
- the megapodes, also known
as incubator birds
or mound-builders, are stocky, medium-large chicken-like birds
with small heads
feet in the family
- the mound builders
of various indigenous north american cultures
who constructed earthwork
mounds. mound builder
or mound builders
- the mounds dotting
the landscape. this contributed
to the myth of the mound builders
as a people distinct
- 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
more than 100 sites
to this mound builder
a large trading network throughout
by hershey's monumental earthwork mound built
by prehistoric mound builder
(people) in places: mound, louisiana, united states