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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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Laboring in a methodical manner, pre-contact peoples dug up the earth and carried millions of baskets of dirt to build the largest earthen mound in North America, Monk's Mound, so named after Trappist monks who moved into the area in the late eighteenth century and constructed their chapel on top.
The focal point of the complex is a large truncated Mississippian earthen mound, 1Ca196.
Cliff Osenton, from Banbury in Oxfordshire, has spent twenty-five years exploring the construction of dolmens -- the distinctive megalithic form of burial chamber consisting of three upright stones (ortholiths) surmounted by a large flat capstone that might weigh forty tonnes or more, and all originally covered with an earthen mound which in many cases now has eroded away totally.
These can include raising the height of existing embankments, rehabilitating and maintaining earthen mound cyclone and flood shelters, and other local assets that reduce the risks communities face.
Archaeoastronomer Clive Ruggles of the University of Leicester in England discovered the labyrinth--a single path leading to and from an earthen mound, with a series of disorienting twists and turns along its fiat, 4.4-kilometer-long course--by walking it himself.
Excavations in northern Israel at a huge earthen mound called Tel Rehov revealed the Iron Age settlement.
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A massive earthen mound rises majestically and rather mysteriously above agricultural fields in northeastern Syria.
Ur's team studied the placement and age of pottery fragments and other artifacts on and around Tell Brak, a 40-meter-high, 1-kilometer-long earthen mound.
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Excavation of an earthen mound located near Mexico's southern Pacific coast has yielded a ball court dating to between 3,400 and 3,250 years ago.