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H. C. Shetrone was Director and Archaeologist of the Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society. This book was intended as an introduction to the subject for a popular audience, and contains nearly 300 illustrations. Some chapter headings and topics include:

-Early Theories as to Origin and Identity.
-Distribution and Classification of the Mounds. Varieties and purposes: burial, effigy, defensive, ceremonial.
-Architecture and Engineering. Use of stone, timber structures, geometric earthworks.
-Agriculture, Commerce and Industry. Corn beans, squash, tobacco. Trade, barter, mining, quarrying, use of copper, pottery, textile arts.
-Mound-Builder as Artist
-Tobacco Pipes and Smoking Customs
-Ohio Area 1: Adena and Fort Ancient Cultures.
-Ohio Area 2: The Hopewell Culture
-Ohio Area 3: Fortifications and Effigy Mounds. Fort Ancient, the Great Serpent mound.
-The Great Lakes Area: New York, Northern Ohio, Michigan, Ontario.
-The Upper Mississippi Area 1: Wisconsin, Minnesota and the Dakotas. Grand River culture, Cahokia culture at Aztalan.
-The Upper Mississippi Area 2: Northern Illinois, Iowa and Marginal Districts.
-The Lower Mississippi Area
-The Tennessee-Cumberland Area
-The Pennsylvania Area

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The mound-builders
a reconstruction of the life of a prehistoric American race, through exploration and interpretation of their earth mounds, their burials, and their cultural remains
by Henry Clyde Shetrone

Published 1936 by D. Appleton and Company in New York, London .
Written in English.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 491-496) and index.

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