effigy mound

effigy mound
noun
: a prehistoric American Indian burial mound shaped like an animal (as a bird or serpent)

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  • effigy mound — Earthen mound in the form of a bird or animal (e.g, bear, deer, turtle, buffalo), found in the northern central U.S., especially the Ohio River valley. Little is known of the effigy mounds except that most were burial sites. The culture that… …   Universalium

  • Effigy mound — Sites in the U.S. of similar history may be found at Indian Mounds Park An effigy mound is a raised pile of earth built in the shape of a stylized animal, symbol, religious figure, or human figure.Effigy mounds were constructed in many Native… …   Wikipedia

  • effigy mound — /ˈɛfədʒi maʊnd/ (say efuhjee mownd) noun a mound of earth dating from prehistoric times, shaped like an animal …  

  • Rock Eagle Effigy Mound — is an archaeological site in Putnam County, Georgia, U.S.A. It consists of thousands of pieces of quartzite laid in the shape of a large bird. Although it is most often referred to as an eagle it is unknown exactly what type of bird its original… …   Wikipedia

  • Alligator Effigy Mound (Licking County, Ohio) — Infobox nrhp name = Alligator Effigy Mound caption = nearest city = Granville, Ohio architect = architecture = added = 1971 11 05cite web|url=http://www.nr.nps.gov/|title=National Register Information System|date=2007 06 30|work=National Register …   Wikipedia

  • Rock Hawk Effigy Mound — is an archaeological site in Putnam County, Georgia, U.S.A. (coord|33|20.693|N|83|10.502|W|type:landmark) It consists of thousands of pieces of quartzite laid in the shape of a large bird. Although it is most often referred to as a hawk it is… …   Wikipedia

  • Effigy Mounds — National Monument Marching Bear Mounds …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Effigy Mounds National Monument — Marching Bear Mounds …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Mound Bottom — U.S. National Register of Historic Places …   Wikipedia

  • Mound Key Archeological State Park — / Mound Key Site IUCN Category V (Protected Landscape/Seascape) …   Wikipedia

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