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Q: What was the occupation of most of the Shiloh mound builders?
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What is the most famous artifact of the Shiloh mound builders?

a carved stone pipe A+ Class


What was the most important food for the Shiloh mound builders?

corn yo. they Indians. Indians be all up in that corn bidness g


Did the mound builders live east of the Mississippi river?

Yes, most of the mound builders did live east of the Mississippi river in areas like Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, and up into the northeast. They were known for the construction of large soil mounds that covered their dead.


Why did the Hopewell build mounds?

The various cultures collectively termed "Mound Builders" were inhabitants of North America who, during a 5,000-year period, constructed various styles of earthen mounds for religious, ceremonial, burial, and elite residential purposes.


Where was the largest settlement of mound builders?

In North American archaeology, Mound Builders is a name given to those people who built mounds in a large area from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico and from the Mississippi River to the Appalachian Mts. The greatest concentrations of mounds are found in the Mississippi and Ohio valleys. Although the name mound builders implies homogeneity, most archaeologists hold that they were not connected politically. Economically, however, they were similarsedentary farmers who lived in permanent villages. It is also believed that they were the ancestors of the Native Americans found inhabiting the regions of the mounds by the first European explorers. Due to locality and tribal customs there is much variation in the shape, size, and purpose of mounds. Shapes include conical tumuli, elongated or wall-like mounds, pyramidal mounds, and effigy mounds (bird, animal, or serpentine forms). In size they vary from less than one acre (.4 hectares) in area to more than 100 acres (40 hectares). The Cahokia Mound in Illinois is the largest; it is about 1,000 ft (300 m) from north to south, 700 ft (210 m) from east to west, and 100 ft (30 m) high. The mounds were used chiefly as burial places but also as foundations for buildings (e.g., temples), as fortresses (e.g., Fort Ancient in Ohio), and as totemic representations (e.g., Serpent Mound in Ohio and Elephant Mound in Wisconsin). Mounds also vary in age; some date back as far as the early part of the 6th cent., while others (particularly in the southeastern area) were built in historic times. Stone, copper, mica, obsidian, and meteoric iron were widely used by the prehistoric mound builders. Obsidian coming from the Rocky Mts., mica from the S Appalachian Mts., and copper from Wisconsin indicate widespread trade. The people practiced weaving and pottery making. Their stone carvings of animal and human figures and especially of pipes are excellent. The mounds at Hopewell, Mound City, and Newark in Ohio, as well as many in Louisiana, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Iowa, have been extensively studied.

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What is the most famous artifact of the Shiloh mound builders?

a carved stone pipe A+ Class


What was the most important food for the Shiloh mound builders?

corn yo. they Indians. Indians be all up in that corn bidness g


Who was the most advanced mound builders?

no one knows.


Did the mound builders live east of the Mississippi river?

Yes, most of the mound builders did live east of the Mississippi river in areas like Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, and up into the northeast. They were known for the construction of large soil mounds that covered their dead.


What language did The Mound Builders speak?

Since most of the mound building Native Americans lived in the eastern part of the US, they may have spoken a form or Iroquois or a related language. It was not written down, so no one knows for certain.


Who or what did the mound builders worship?

Very little is known about the native American groups today called Mound Builders - we do not know their languages, their names, their religious beliefs or much about their everyday lives. Future archaeological discoveries may help to fill some of the gaps in our current knowledge.


What type of termite lives in Africa?

Mound-building termites Mound-building termites or just mound builders are a group of termite species that live in mounds. This group of termites live in Africa,Australia and South America. The mounds sometimes have a diameter of 30 metres. Most of the mounds are found in well drained areas. Termite mounds usually out live the colonies themselves. If the inner tunnels of the nest are exposed it is usually dead, however, sometimes other colonies occupy a mound after the death of the original builders. The new colonizers may be of the same or a different species.


Where are the choctaw from?

The Choctaw people live in Mississippi-Southeastern U.S.A and also in Oklahoma. There are smaller groups located through out the U.S. Historically the Choctaws believe they may have been created at Nanih Waiya near the center of the state of Mississippi or that they came from the West hundreds perhaps thousands of years ago. Choctaws may have been the decendants of the mound builders who were re-organized after the mound builders socities collapsed. Artifacts of the mound builders suggest a culture simliar to central Americans. Some historians suggest that the mound builders had their origins from the pre-columbian civiliazations in Mexico or vice-versa.


What tools did mound builders use?

Well they only used tools for hunting and so there wasnt a big variety........ but they used bow and arrows, spears, and axes! :) im glad i could help!


Who is the most important character in Shiloh?

The main characters in Phyllis Reynolds Naylor's book Shiloh are Marty and Shiloh.


What is a famous Indian mound from Ohio?

One famous Indian mound in Ohio is the Serpent Mound, located in Adams County. It is a prehistoric effigy mound shaped like a serpent and is one of the largest effigy mounds in the United States. The Serpent Mound is believed to have been built by the ancient Adena culture, dating back over 1,000 years.


How much did Egyptian builders get paid a week?

most Egyptian "builders" were slaves.