earth mound


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earth mound

[′ərth ‚mau̇nd]
(geology)
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Other site types recorded less frequently, often in association with the shell deposits, include earth mounds containing shells, bones or stone artefacts, stone artefact scatters, and quarries from which stone is quarried for stone artefacts.
Mr Smith and volunteers have sown the earth mound with a wildflower seed mixture, to create a meadow area.
Bone points were used throughout the history of the Adelaide River earth mound sites.
The burial pit would originally have been covered by a low earth mound.
Among solutions being considered are metal bollards in the road,backed up by an earth mound blocking the field entrance.
Andrew Burrows made the discovery of the earth mound on his father's final resting place at Blaydon Cemetery in Gateshead after gravediggers dug up the plot next to him for a funeral.
We have recycled sand and we have recycled the turf at the back to make a raised earth mound.
Agency spokesman Martyn Watkins said: ``Basically we are talking about a metre-high earth mound and we can understand why they did it.
There, for some some 80 miles largely in Shropshire and Powys runs Offa's Dyke, an earth mound above a ditch with a drop ranging up to 25ft in places.
You can use it to dig out and shape a pond for wildlife, create earth mound sculptures or carve out terracing.
There was also evidence of an earth mound and ditch on the southern side.
In addition to the surface collections, Meehan carried out three modest excavations: two at the coastal site of Muyu-ajirripa (a linear midden and a shell mound), and one at Ji-bena, a large earth mound (Figure 2).

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