The Mound Builders of Ancient North America

The Mound Builders of Ancient North America Author E. Barrie Kavasch
ISBN-10 9780595305612
Release 2003-12
Pages 244
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Ancient Mound Builders created thousands of sacred earthen structures all across America. These native Indian cultures flourished for 4000 years before the first settlers came, creating mysterious giant earthen shapes of birds, bears, snakes, and alligator mounds, along with great conical mounds that held the bones of their leaders and loved ones. Who were these sophisticated and spiritual ancient people? They were talented shamans, farmers, hunters, fishermen, artists, and midwives who held special reverence for Mother Earth. Learn more about them and see some of their amazing artistic achievements inside "The Mound Builders of Ancient North America." Study a detailed TimeLine that helps to place everything in exact perspective. See what was also happening elsewhere in the world during the Mound Builders heydays. Surprising fetes of engineering and geographic earthworks remind us that these ancient cultures held impressive worldviews.



The Moundbuilders

The Moundbuilders Author George R. Milner
ISBN-10 0500284687
Release 2005
Pages 224
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Hailed by Bruce D. Smith, Curator of North American Archaeology at the Smithsonian Institution, as without question the best available book on the pre-Columbian Indian societies of eastern North America, this wide-ranging and copiously illustrated volume covers the entire sweep of Eastern Woodlands prehistory, with an emphasis on how these societies developed from hunter-gatherers to village farmers and town-dwellers.



MOUND BUILDERS OF ANCIENT AMERICA

MOUND BUILDERS OF ANCIENT AMERICA Author ROBERT SILVERBERG
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Release 1968
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Ancient Mounds of Watson Brake

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ISBN-10 9781455600267
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The Mound Builders

The Mound Builders Author Henry Shetrone
ISBN-10 9780817350864
Release 2004-01-09
Pages 508
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A Dan Josselyn Memorial Publication A classic resource on early knowledge of prehistoric mounds and the peoples who constructed them in the eastern United States. With this accessible volume, Henry Clyde Shetrone made available to general readers the archaeological research data and conclusions concerning the ancient mounds and earthworks that dot the landscape of eastern North America. Dismissing popularly held theories of mysterious giants who built these structures, he explained that their purposes were defensive and ceremonial, that they had been used for habitation, burial, and worship. Their builders were antecedents of the native peoples of present-day America and had been skilled artisans and engineers with successful agricultural practices and structured leadership. Twenty chapters discuss aspects of mound-builder cultures: quarrying of flint and obsidian for knapping into points; mining of copper and iron and its fashioning into tools and ceremonial objects; spinning and weaving materials and methods; smoking customs; carving of calumets and their use in ceremony; freshwater pearls and other items for body ornamentation; and the use of stone burial vaults, cremation basins, and concepts of an afterlife. Data is presented from excavations ranging broadly from Massachusetts to Florida and from Texas to North Dakota. As Bradley Lepper points out in his new introduction, "The Mound-Builders is a testament to Shetrone's success at working towards 'correlation and systematization' of data, as well as public education. . . . Shetrone was no armchair popularizer. His work was based on years of excavation and first-hand familiarity with much of the data. His popularizations [still] echo with the ring of the shovel and trowel in gravelly soil."



Ancient Complexities

Ancient Complexities Author Susan M. Alt
ISBN-10 UOM:39076002914526
Release 2010
Pages 236
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A current overview of what is meant by cultural c omplexity and how archaeologists study the developoment of complex societies in North America.



Advanced Civilizations of Prehistoric America

Advanced Civilizations of Prehistoric America Author Frank Joseph
ISBN-10 9781591439813
Release 2009-12-21
Pages 328
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The examination of four great civilizations that existed before Columbus’s arrival in North America offers evidence of sustained contact between the Old and New Worlds • Describes the cultural splendor, political might, and incredibly advanced technology of these precursors to our modern age • Shows that North America’s first civilization, the Adena, was sparked by ancient Kelts from Western Europe and explores links between Hopewell Mound Builders and prehistoric Japanese seafarers Before Rome ruled the Classical World, gleaming stone pyramids stood amid smoking iron foundries from North America’s Atlantic seaboard to the Mississippi River. On its east bank, across from today’s St. Louis, Missouri, flourished a walled city more populous than London was one thousand years ago, with a pyramid larger--at its base--than Egypt’s Great Pyramid. During the 12th century, hydraulic engineers laid out a massive irrigation network spanning the American Southwest that, if laid end to end, would stretch from Phoenix, Arizona, to the Canadian border. On a scale to match, they built a five-mile-wide dam from ten million cubic yards of rock. While Europe stumbled through the Dark Ages, a metropolis of weirdly shaped, multistory superstructures, precisely aligned to the sun and moon, sprawled across the New Mexico Desert. Who was responsible for such colossal achievements? Where did their mysterious builders come from, and what became of them? These are some of the questions investigated by Frank Joseph in his examination of ancient influences at work on our continent. He reveals that modern civilization is not the first to arise in North America but was preceded instead by four high cultures that rose and fell over the past three thousand years: the Adena, Hopewell, Mississippian, and Anasazi-Hohokam. How they achieved greatness and why they vanished so completely are the intriguing enigmas explored by this unconventional prehistory of our country, Advanced Civilizations of Prehistoric America.



Ancient America

Ancient America Author John Denison Baldwin
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105037802563
Release 1872
Pages 299
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A Serpent s Tale

A Serpent s Tale Author Lorett Treese
ISBN-10 1594162638
Release 2016-10-14
Pages 304
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When American settlers first crossed the Appalachian Mountains they were amazed to discover that the wilderness beyond contained ancient ruins large man-made mounds and enclosures, and impressive earthen sculptures, such as a gigantic serpent. Reports trickled back to the eager ears of President Thomas Jefferson and others. However, most did not believe these earthworks had anything to do with Native Americans; rather, given the intense interest in the history of Western Civilization at the time, it became popular to speculate that the ruins had been built by refugees from Greece, Rome, Egypt or even the lost continent of Atlantis. As Lorett Treese explains in her fascinating history "A Serpent s Tale: Discovering America s Ancient Mound Builders," the enigmatic nature of these antiquities fueled both fanciful claims and scientific inquiry. Early on, the earthworks began to fall to agricultural and urban development. Realizing that only careful on-site investigation could reveal the mysteries of the mounds, scholars hastened to document and classify them, giving rise to American archaeology as a discipline."



Mound Builders

Mound Builders Author Gregory L. Little
ISBN-10 0940829363
Release 2001-01-01
Pages 294
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Prehistoric Races of the United States

Prehistoric Races of the United States Author John Wells Foster
ISBN-10 097039859X
Release 2006-01-30
Pages 415
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A reprint of the 1873 edition of J. W. Foster's treatise on mound-builders, Prehistoric Races of the United States is an eye-witness account of the majesty and mystery surrounding the earthworks and enclosures of North America. Early artifacts of wood, copper, stone and bone are discussed in full. This Mound-Building Culture covered western New York east to Missouri, south to Alabama, and then north to New York along the west side of the Appalachian Mountains. This is an eye-opening read into the early discoveries in America.



Kayip Kita Munun Kutsal Sembolleri

Kayip Kita Munun Kutsal Sembolleri Author James Churchward
ISBN-10 6050200394
Release 2011-08-01
Pages 288
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The Mound Builders of Indiana and the Mounds State Park in Madison County Near Anderson Indiana

The Mound Builders of Indiana and the Mounds State Park in Madison County Near Anderson  Indiana Author Dudley Smith
ISBN-10 IND:32000001999301
Release 1932
Pages 24
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Hidden Cities

Hidden Cities Author Roger G. Kennedy
ISBN-10 UOM:39015031803557
Release 1994
Pages 372
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Recounts reactions to the Indian ruins in the Mississippi Valley



Indian Mounds of Wisconsin

Indian Mounds of Wisconsin Author Robert A. Birmingham
ISBN-10 0299168743
Release 2000-10-16
Pages 245
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More mounds were built by ancient Native American societies in Wisconsin than in any other region of North America--between 15,000 and 20,000 mounds, at least 4,000 of which remain today. Most impressive are the effigy mounds, huge earthworks sculpted into the shapes of birds, animals, and other forms, not found anywhere else in the world in such concentrations. This book, written for general readers but incorporating the most recent research, offers a comprehensive overview of these intriguing earthworks and answers the questions, Who built the mounds? When and why were they built? The archaeological record indicates that most ancient societies in the upper Midwest built mounds of various kinds sometime between about 800 B.C. and A.D. 1200; the effigy mounds were probably built between A.D. 800 and A.D. 1200. Using evidence drawn from archaeology, ethnography, ethnohistory, the traditions and beliefs of present-day Native Americans in the Midwest, and recent research and theories of other archaeologists, Birmingham and Eisenberg present an important new interpretation of the effigy mound groups as "cosmological maps" that model ancient belief systems and social relations. It is likely that the distant ancestors of several present-day Native American groups were among the mound-building societies, in part because these groups’ current clan structures and beliefs are similar to the symbolism represented in the effigy mounds. Indian Mounds of Wisconsin includes a travel guide to sites that can be visited by the public, including many in state, county, and local parks.



The sacred geography of the American mound builders

The sacred geography of the American mound builders Author Maureen Korp
ISBN-10 UOM:39015019847238
Release 1990
Pages 140
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Report on a Journey to the Western States of North America and a Stay of Several Years Along the Missouri during the Years 1824 25 26 and 1827

Report on a Journey to the Western States of North America and a Stay of Several Years Along the Missouri  during the Years 1824   25   26  and 1827 Author Gottfried Duden
ISBN-10 UOM:39015003959429
Release 1980
Pages 372
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The author's intent was to promote and describe the midwest, specifically Missouri. His audience was the people of his native Germany.