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mound,

prehistoric earthwork erected as a memorial or landmark over a burial place, a defensive embankment, or a site for ceremonial or religious rites or other functions. Such structures are found in many parts of the world, but the name is applied in particular to those of North America, ascribed to a people known as Mound BuildersMound Builders,
in North American archaeology, name given to those people who built mounds in a large area from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico and from the Mississippi River to the Appalachian Mts.
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. Sometimes the term is also applied to heaps of community refuse, as in shell moundshell mound,
in archaeology, a mound consisting largely of the shells of edible mollusks. It is a kind of kitchen midden found in various parts of the world.
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mound

[mau̇nd]
(geology)
A low, isolated, rounded natural hill, usually of earth. Also known as tuft.
A structure built by fossil colonial organisms.

mound

1. a small natural hill
2. Archaeol another word for barrow
3. an artificial ridge of earth, stone, etc., as used for defence
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This consisted of a few basalt flakes and earth ovens on the south and west side of the mound, as well as one earth oven found under the base platform of Pulemelei.
Such mounds were used for burials by Neolithic people around 6,000 years ago.
No attempt has been made by the authorities to erect signs instructing people not to climb the mound or remove stones.
Evidences show that earth has been taken from the mound having more than 140 feet height.
The millers' mafia has devised such a plan that a farmer ends up selling his crop at Rs140-145 per mound no matter whatever door he knocks, said Ahmed Buksh, another farmer.
DELAYS in developing Bahrain's historic burial mounds as a key tourist attraction have prompted calls for urgent funds to be made available for the scheme.
The litter-strewn mound is circular, about 25ft high and 80ft across, and can only be accessed only from Beacon Street.
It appears the history of the Montem Mound was forgotten long ago, even as early as when Eton College, whose alumni includes royals like Princes William and Harry, was founded in the 1500s.
In particular, in case of many modern geotechnical solutions on the Kosciuszko Mound were applied in the form of geo-nets, bolts, geo-mats, gabion baskets, but because they were not implemented in the full range, the results were insufficient and the deformation process could not be halted.
Reynolds Pest Management, Inc encourages those who are encountering fire ants and their mounds to contact a professional and licensed Fire Ant controlling team that can eliminate them from the surroundings.
One researcher, J Scott Turner, contends that about 85% of the metabolism that occurs in a termite mound is traceable to the fungus, and he believes that the fungus may even chemically communicate with the termites, influencing how they build and develop the mound.
In the parched grasslands and savannas, or drylands, of Africa, South America and Asia, termite mounds store nutrients and moisture, and -- via internal tunnels -- allow water to better penetrate the soil.