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Origin of mound builder
First recorded in 1835–45
Other definitions for mound builder (2 of 2)
a member of one of the various American Indian tribes who, in prehistoric and early historic times, erected the burial mounds and other earthworks of the Mississippi drainage basin and southeastern U.S.
Origin of Mound Builder
An Americanism dating back to 1830–40
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How to use mound builder in a sentence
The specimen shown in fig. 302 is quoted as a “typical example of the cross of the mound-builder.”The Swastika|Thomas Wilson
Every skeleton of a Mound-Builder is found in a condition of extreme decay.Ancient America, in Notes on American Archaeology|John D. Baldwin
Furthermore the mound builder used metal tools, and was probably a metal worker.The Mound Builders|George Bryce
They resemble the brown mound-builder ant; the slaves are black.Cornell Nature-Study Leaflets|Various
The professor closes his description with the remark: "The skeleton undoubtedly belonged to a veritable mound-builder."
British Dictionary definitions for mound builder (1 of 2)
another name for megapode
British Dictionary definitions for mound builder (2 of 2)
a member of a group of prehistoric inhabitants of the Mississippi region who built altar-mounds, tumuli, etc
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