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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Mound Builders - BiblioPlan, Year 3

We are jumping into year 3 of BiblioPlan, and today we covered the north American mound building cultures. I find these folks to be totally fascinating because there is so little we know about them. They left no written word, but left gigantic earthen works and a lot of mystery. I found three videos on different mound building societies, and I thought someone might find them worth watching.

This is a little more generic, but covers a lot of ground in its short five minutes.

The Mound Builders:



Then there is this whole huge culture that absolutely flabbergasted me when I first learned of them a number of years ago. They are the Cahokia. I wish we knew more about them, and what happened to them, but it is a great mystery.

The Cahokia Mounds:


Lastly, there is the fascinating Serpent Mound in Ohio.





Did you know about these cultures? Did any of it surprise you?

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