“Moundbuilders: Ancient Architects of North America”

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Penn Museun Moundbuilders
Photograph: Courtesy Penn Museum

The Penn Museum presents a collection of photos, artifacts and archival records that tell the story of Native American mound building, a 5,000-year-old practice that’s been compared to the great pyramids of Egypt and England’s Stonehenge. These earthen mounds, essentially man-made hills, have been found in areas across the eastern United States and are thought to have played important roles in tribal life, including functioning as trading posts and community gathering centers.

By: Amy Gordon

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