The Mound Builders

The Mound Builders Book Details

By George Bryce

  • Category: Americas, Books, History
  • Type: ebook
  • Release Date: 1931-01-01
  • Author: George Bryce
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The Mound Builders Summary

The varying cultures collectively called Mound Builders were prehistoric inhabitants of North America who, during a 5,000-year period, constructed various styles of earthen mounds for religious and ceremonial, burial, and elite residential purposes. These included the Pre-Columbian cultures of the Archaic period; Woodland period; and Mississippian period; dating from roughly 3,400 BC to the 16th century AD, and living in regions of the Great Lakes, the Ohio River valley, and the Mississippi River valley and its tributaries.