EBOOK Ú EPUB The Moundbuilders ë Ancient Peoples of Eastern North America Ô GEORGE R MILNER

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The Moundbuilders Ancient Peoples of Eastern North America Ancient Peoples and PlacesThousands of these mounds were discovered in the plains and forestssome up to a hundred feet high some overgrown hillocks some conical others flat topped Speculation was rife as to the identity of the moundbuildersAs George Milner shows research over the past century demonstrates conclusively that Native Americans built these mounds In a period ranging from 3000 BC to the sixteenth century AD North American Indians uarried tons of earth to form the monuments which vary widely in loc Living in an area with numerous Ojibway petroglyphs and rock paintings I have an interest in the art and culture of the Eastern Woodland Indians Milner's book provides an excellent introduction to the moundbuilders who lived in the United States in the Pre Columbian era with clear prose and handsome illustrations This work is intended for the general public but nonetheless provides an excellent foundation for the reading of academic books later

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EBOOK Ú EPUB The Moundbuilders ë Ancient Peoples of Eastern North America Ô GEORGE R. MILNER Ô Thousands of these mounds were discovered in the plains and forestssome up to a hundred feet high some overgrown hillocks some conical others flat topped Speculation was rEep of Eastern Woodlands prehistory with an emphasis on how societies developed from hunter gatherers to village farmers and town dwellers Great strides have been made in recent research and many of the most impressive mounds such as Poverty Point Cahokia and Moundville are described and discussed in detail This wide ranging and copiously illustrated book complete with information on dozens of sites to visit is the perfect guide to the region for tourists archaeologists and students For college

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Ation size and purpose Some contained thousands of burials others served as platforms for chiefs' residences and many were low lying effigy mounds in the form of serpents panthers and other sacred beasts Moundbuilding was a key element in society how people worshiped gods buried the dead remembered their ancestors and respected their leaders and many beautiful objects have been found inside the mounds including artifacts of shell copper and micaThe Moundbuilders covers the entire sw This was a wonderful book I am not really a student of archeology one college class and a passing interest but the story told here was incredibly interesting and just the right level for me It was well researched and detailed but not so much as to detract from the overall presentation and story of the evolution of the mounds where they came from and why To me the most interesting aspect was how the construction of the mounds was linked with the transition between hunter gather living and agriculture Since the mounds were stationary markers they were both the result of and a facilitation for a sedentary lifestyle But of course there is a great variety of culture found in the Native American peoples and that is well described in this text I strongly recommend this to anyone with an interest in pre Columbian Native Americans archeology or pre history in general