The Mound Builders of Ancient North America

4000 Years of American Indian Art, Science, Engineering, & Spirituality Reflected in Majestic Earthworks & Artifacts

by E. Barrie Kavasch



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/22/2003

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 276
ISBN : 9780595305612
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 276
ISBN : 9780595661817
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 276
ISBN : 9780595753949

About the Book

Ancient Mound Builders created thousands of sacred earthen structures all across America. These native Indian cultures flourished for 4000 years before the first settlers came, creating mysterious giant earthen shapes of birds, bears, snakes, and alligator mounds, along with great conical mounds that held the bones of their leaders and loved ones. Who were these sophisticated and spiritual ancient people? They were talented shamans, farmers, hunters, fishermen, artists, and midwives who held special reverence for Mother Earth. Learn more about them and see some of their amazing artistic achievements inside The Mound Builders of Ancient North America. Study a detailed TimeLine that helps to place everything in exact perspective. See what was also happening elsewhere in the world during the Mound Builders heydays. Surprising fetes of engineering and geographic earthworks remind us that these ancient cultures held impressive worldviews.

About the Author

E. Barrie Kavasch was born in Mound Builders territory over half a century ago. She is an ethnobotanist, Master herbalist, & botanical illustrator. Barrie is currently writing a series of novels for young adults about the mystical, prehistoric Mound Builders based upon scientific research. She lives in Kent, CT, where she has established a healing arts center.