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    Mound Builders Essay

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    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 Newberry.org "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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    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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    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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    she would be thrown in the river. If a man hit his father, his hand would be cut off. They also had several rules like: eye for an eye, limb for a limb, etc. Responsibility was also important because if a builder built a house, and it collapsed and killed the owner, the builder would be put to death, but if a slave were killed, the builder would have to give the owner a slave. This is what the code of Hammurabi reflected about the Babylonian society. The code of Hammurabi helped shape up…

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    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 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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    Summary: Burial Compounds

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    Though this class did discuss topics that I thought would be discussed in a class on Indians like Indian mascots and how anthropologists have treated Indians, the most surprising information I learned in this class was that there were mounds built by the Indians in Indiana. Prior to knowing about Angel Mounds, I thought I would have to travel to the Southwest to see any type of structure left by early Native Americans. It was interesting to learn what that the mound were built for many purposes…

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    to offer and the first to make a home on the land we live on today. The first people to live in North America came from Asia migrating over the Bering Strait land bridge. Although the time they arrived is not known for sure, the estimated time is between 12000 and 7000 B.C.E. All hunter-gathers, the North American Indians made their home quick with the abundant resources of the Americas. They quickly adapted to the environment and began very diverse cultures. The Native Americans did not…

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    Archeology History Essay

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    archaeology and its methods and theories. The definition of the archaeology can be described as the study of the past history of human by applying methods on some material remains which can be category as artifacts, ecofacts, or features. The importance of field of study is obvious because it’s the best way to find out our human history from the ancient time and can show the development of both cultural civilizations and evolution. Besides, Archaeology is great because it combines scientific and…

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    resources were abundant which caused differences in wealth within the society. The people in this area relied on both the sea and land for food. In the Desert Southwest which was a harsher environment than it was in the Pacific Coast, the Hohokam people in central Arizona used irrigation to grow crops of corn, beans and squash. The Anasazi tribe, to the north built villages and abodes made of stone and clay called, pueblos. These villages were abandoned around 1200 AD, but their descendants, the…

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