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  • Mound Builders Essay

    Mounds can be found throughout the Midwestern part of the United States. Almost every mound was man made by the early Native Americans mound builders. The history of the mound builders can date back thousands of years. Many wonder why they built the mounds and what were there purpose to these people. History of the ancient mound builders along with their religious beliefs can help get an idea of the purpose the mounds. Mounds were built with mud and wood to support the structure. Native Americans were mainly hunter and gathers. According to "The settlements of these believers were oriented to mounds and earthworks, that is, ceremonial centers that were constructed several miles apart along waterways." Most mounds run along the…

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  • Land Art, Spiral Jetty And The Great Serpent Mound

    are evident. Spiral Jetty (1970) is a work that came only a short time before GSM (1971) and we see Smithson’s use of the same motif, the spiral. The spiral is the whole work. It is anchored to the northeastern shore of the Great Salt Lake in the Utah desert with a meters-long straight tail that winds into the counterclockwise curvatures of the spiral. The spiral was planned for months in advance and required a team of many to bring to it to conception and thousands of tons of basalt rock,…

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  • Reflection On The Cahokian Burial Practices

    structures. One of these and notably the most visible evidence of this society are their mounds. According to a textbook titled, Understanding World Societies by John McKay et al. (2013), the mounds were introduced in settlements at around 2000 B.C.E., and they were used for many things such as, burial chambers, house platforms, and to honor the gods (p. 275). These massive mounds left a lasting impression, not just on the landscape but on the people who saw these. These mounds were labor…

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  • Billy Mound Conflict

    The Effect of Conflict on the Theme of Fictitious Works Thomas Paine has said “The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph,” meaning there is more to be gained from a conflict that takes a lot out of you rather than one that doesn’t. Conflict is the foundation of fiction text, it is what the story revolves around and where the lessons learned at the end of the story stem from. In the case of the stories by Herman Melville, Franz Kafka, and John Steinbeck conflict, whether internal or…

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  • Mound 5 In The Burial Site

    Rebelling against Christianity, some Anglo-Saxons responded by “….indulging in ever more elaborate ritual. Cremation was adopted…” (“AD 700- Sutton Hoo”). Most unusual is Mound 5 in the Sutton Hoo excavation site. Several bodies were buried in distorted positions, some with their hands behind their backs, face down, or decapitated with the head placed by the hand or knee (Kerr). This indicates potential human sacrifice, especially since Mound 5 is the resting place of a high ranking person. It…

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  • Interior Painting In Flower Mound Texas

    If you're considering interior painting in Flower Mound TX and you're not sure what the rules are for choosing the right paint colors for the inside of your home, remember that your home is an expression of your personality - so the only rule you absolutely must follow is the one that says you should make yourself happy with your color choices. Unlike the exterior of your home, no one has to look at the inside of your home unless you invite them in and, hopefully, you won't invite anyone into…

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  • Mob Builders Research Paper

    The Mound Builders are a group of people, who pseudoarchaeologists claim, are another species or life form from the Native Americans. For years, Europeans that came to the New World claimed that they were some other life form because they didn’t believe that the Native Americans were capable of that kind of culture and mental capacity. These pseudoarchaeological claims stem from the racism of the Europeans. The Mound Builders were Native Americans who, during time periods between 2,200 and 1,600…

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  • The Hopewell Culture

    Mound City is located next to the Scioto River in Chillicothe, Ohio. It is made up of a rectangular earthen enclosure bordering 13 acres which has 23 earthen mounds within it. This earthen wall is about four feet in height and has a gateway on the eastern and western sides. This site has undergone multiple archaeological digs and investigations. The mounds within the enclosure are domed shaped mounds with the exception of one, which is in an elliptical shape. The most impressive and largest…

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  • The Mississippian Cultural Era

    The Mississippian cultural era lasted from 900 to 1450 CE, and was characterized by the presence of mounds; these peoples have been referred to as the Mound Builders. The only way to know about these people is through archaeology. The data that researchers have collected is scarce, there is no written record and no known language, the Mississippians are solely known by the scare material remains that have been uncovered and mounds. It is known that these people were sedentary, were active…

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  • Why Is Cahokia Important

    Cahokia Mounds Thousands of years ago, known as the Mississippians today, begin to settle down. The built houses, burial mounds, ritual mounds and the center or all mound were called Cahokia. For their daily nutritional requirement, they used different resources. As earlier people, they grew squash, sunflower, wild berries and many other seed bearing plants, but the main fuel for their enterprise was agriculture. They started growing corn. As the corn grew well here and it could be stored for…

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