Hear this out loudPauseGeographically, the cultures were present in the region of the Great Lakes, the Ohio River Valley, and the Mississippi River Valley and its tributary waters.
Where did the Mound Builders primarily lived?
Hear this out loudPauseThe builders were a society of hunter-fisher-gatherers, identified as the Poverty Point culture, who inhabited stretches of the Lower Mississippi Valley and surrounding Gulf Coast. The earthworks consist of six concentric C-shaped ridges stretching three-quarters of a mile on the outermost ridge.
Where and when did the mound builders live?
Hear this out loudPauseFrom c. 500 B.C. to c. 1650 A.D., the Adena, Hopewell, and Fort Ancient Native American cultures built mounds and enclosures in the Ohio River Valley for burial, religious, and, occasionally, defensive purposes.
Who were the three mound builders in North America?
Hear this out loudPauseThree important groups of mound builders were the people of the Adena, Hopewell, and Mississippian cultures. They built many different types of mounds. Burial mounds were used as graves. They made these mounds by placing a body on the ground and building a hill of dirt and stones around it.
Where in North America is the largest concentration of constructed mounds?
Hear this out loudPauseCahokia was the largest city ever built north of Mexico before Columbus and boasted 120 earthen mounds. Many were massive, square-bottomed, flat-topped pyramids -- great pedestals atop which civic leaders lived. At the vast plaza in the city's center rose the largest earthwork in the Americas, the 100-foot Monks Mound.
Where did mound builder cultures live mainly?
Geographically, the cultures were present in the region of the Great Lakes, the Ohio River Valley, and the Mississippi River Valley and its tributary waters.