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Daemon
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mound

(noun) A collection of objects laid on top of each other.

Synonyms: cumulation, heap, pile, cumulus, agglomerate

Usage: At one point upon the bosom of the Thames there rises a few feet above the water a single, disintegrating mound of masonry.
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mound
Definition: (noun) A collection of objects laid on top of each other.
Synonyms: cumulation, heap, pile, cumulus, agglomerate
Usage: At one point upon the bosom of the Thames there rises a few feet above the water a single, disintegrating mound of masonry.
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The Mounds Builders had many purposes for building mounds! Some were religious, ceremonial, labor and some just for design. They came in all different sorts of sizes and shapes. They were built with mud and clay, by hand.




https://dannahmoundbuilders.weebly.com/mounds.html
Emel Rapchan
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mound:
- cumulation, heap, pile, cumulus, agglomerate, stack,
- hill, pitcher, hammock, hillock, hummock, knoll

In Brazil, there are varies seashore aboriginal peoples that used to pile their daily food remnants, mostly seafood like mollusk and others, in huge heaps over centuries many of them much before the European contact. Some specialists are believed that this habit was established at leas 20.000 years ago. The Brazilian people named it as SAMBAQUIS.
It is noticeably known that there are many other structures resembling those in Brazil all over the world specifically in coastal areas, much like in Brazil as well.
In many other parts of the world, such structures are usually called MIDDEM.
A midden (also kitchen midden or shell heap; from early Scandinavian; Danish: mødding, Swedish regional: mödding)[1] is an old dump for domestic waste[2] which may consist of animal bone, human excrement, botanical material, mollusc shells, sherds, lithics (especially debitage), and other artifacts and ecofacts associated with past human occupation
Emel Rapchan
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A good font of information regarding this matter:

https://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/midden
Харбин Хэйлунцзян 1
Posted: Friday, January 26, 2018 9:54:00 AM

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monamagda wrote:
The Mounds Builders had many purposes for building mounds!


So you never know if it is a cairn or a midden.


აბა ყვავებს ვინ დაიჭერს, კარგო? გალიაში ბულბულები ზიან.
Romany
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Xap - yes actually, you can.

A cairn is constructed and then left as is. It doesn't keep on growing over the centuries. A cairn is usually made of rocks - middens contain flat oyster shells, mussel shells, broken pottery, bones of animals etc. Thus is can grow to be the size of a small mountain! A cairn may be covered over the years and completely lost.
Харбин Хэйлунцзян 1
Posted: Friday, January 26, 2018 11:10:53 AM

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Romany wrote:
A cairn is constructed and then left as is.

I remember walking here every day:

https://www.google.com/maps/@49.9011182,-97.1946132,3a,75y,49.61h,89.46t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sP6vrNdymtpxqnQ5ZIuXM0Q!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

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https://www.google.com/maps/@49.9011182,-97.1946132,3a,75y,49.61h,89.46t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sP6vrNdymtpxqnQ5ZIuXM0Q!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

I was wondering if that mound was an Indian cairn. :)


აბა ყვავებს ვინ დაიჭერს, კარგო? გალიაში ბულბულები ზიან.
Irma Crespo
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mound

Definition: (noun) A collection of objects laid on top of each other.
Synonyms: cumulation, heap, pile, cumulus, agglomerate
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