mound-builder


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mound-builder

n
(Animals) another name for megapode
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A good example of a mound-builder is the genus Macrotermes which is widely distributed throughout Africa.
Meantime, aside from briefly acknowledging the Shawnee claim to the "Fort Ancient" culture, O'Donnell completely snubs equally intense claims, supported not only by oral tradition but also by Western sources of the Cherokees, Iroquois, and Lenapes, to Ohio Mound-Builder histories.
Chief among the galaxy of notables interested in Mound-builder origins was Thomas Jefferson, who excavated a mound on his property in Monticello.
Australia boasts the only bird - the Mound-Builder Bird - which can fly the moment it hatches.