mound builder

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Mound Builder

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1. Any of various distinct Native American cultures flourishing from around the 5th century bc to the 16th century ad especially in the Ohio and Mississippi Valleys, practicing settled agriculture and known for their often large burial, temple, or effigy mounds.
2. A member of a people associated with any of these cultures.

mound builder

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Mound Builder

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1. (Archaeology) a member of a group of prehistoric inhabitants of the Mississippi region who built altar-mounds, tumuli, etc
2. (Peoples) a member of a group of prehistoric inhabitants of the Mississippi region who built altar-mounds, tumuli, etc
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Noun1.Mound Builder - prehistoric Amerindians who built altar moundsMound Builder - prehistoric Amerindians who built altar mounds
primitive, primitive person - a person who belongs to an early stage of civilization
2.Mound Builder - large-footed short-winged birds of Australasiamound builder - large-footed short-winged birds of Australasia; build mounds of decaying vegetation to incubate eggs
gallinacean, gallinaceous bird - heavy-bodied largely ground-feeding domestic or game birds
leipoa, Leipoa ocellata, lowan, mallee fowl - Australian mound bird; incubates eggs naturally in sandy mounds
Alectura lathami, brush turkey - black megapode of wooded regions of Australia and New Guinea
Macrocephalon maleo, maleo - Celebes megapode that lays eggs in holes in sandy beaches