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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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As the mound was being heavily eroded by walkers the decision was taken to rebuild the mound to protect the remaining archaeology, as well as giving visitors a glimpse into the past.
The zero tillage had the highest soil water content and lowest soil temperature followed by manually clearing, mound furrow, ridge furrow, mound base, ridge base, mound side, ridge side, mound top and ridge top in that order (Table 2).
Infiltration through badger mound soils was always less than that through inter-mound surfaces, contrary to that observed for other animal mound types (Whitford and Kay, 1999).
Research of kurgan mounds has been started in recent years.
The Blue Mound Firefighters Club holds Bingo every Friday night at the Majestic Hall in Mt.
Our careful excavation means we have lots of detailed records and data that will complement the application of scientific techniques to allow us to learn as much as possible about the necklace, the person who was buried with it, and the burial mound.'
DUBAI: The UNESCO World Heritage Committee added Bahrain's Dilmun Burial Mounds to the World Heritage List on Saturday for its "globally unique characteristics."
Stretching over 20 kilometres across Bahrain, the Dilmun Burial Mounds cover 21 sites in Hamad Town, including Buri, Karzakan, Dar Kulaib, the chiefs burial mounds in Janabiya and the eastern and western part of A'ali Burial Mounds.
They also found that these pores are consistent in termite mounds, regardless of if the mound is made of sand, clay, or other materials.
A landlord, Ahmed Raza Sherazi, is using heavy machinery for digging the mound. Dawn has learnt from sources that labourers employed by Mr Sherazi have taken away earth from two acre land, damaging Tibba Bhawani up to 10 foot of its height.
They say that a pheromone map might allow the termites to minimize their travel time from any location in the colony to the nearest waste mound. The vast tunnel network apparently allows safe access to a sporadic food supply, similar to what's been seen in naked mole-rats, which also live in arid regions and construct very extensive burrow networks to obtain food, the researchers report.
We found significant differences (mound soil and undisturbed soil) in % water saturation, electrical conductivity (E/C), pH, organic matter, phosphorus, potassium and biomass in all types of soil.