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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 builders from wikipedia
- for other
uses, see mound builder
(disambiguation). the varying cultures collectively called mound builders
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1918. in 1910, they leased
to mound builders country
club (mbcc), which developed
the site as a golf course. as a
- all across
such as asia, europe
and the americas. 'mound builders' have more commonly
been ****ociated with the mounds
in the americas
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n.a.g.p.r.a. norse colonization
of the americas piasa southeastern
- american scientific
research, the study
of the prehistoric indigenous mound builders
america, and the early development
as a scientific
- the mounds dotting
the landscape. this contributed
to the myth of the mound builders
as a people distinct
- million years
culture, a culture
of native american
mound-builders from 900 to 1500 ad mississippian
railway, a short
more than 100 sites
to this mound builder
a large trading network throughout
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