Mounds

A man-made pile of earth created as a landmark, a monument, or a base for another structure.

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675
Names
mound
mounds
artificial mounds
mounds, artificial
aardhopen Dutch
aardhoop Dutch
montículos Spanish
montículo Spanish
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More Definitions

Piles of earth heaped up for landmarks, monuments, or as bases for other structures; for piles of earth and other debris resulting from successive superimposed occupation sites, use "tells." For piles of earth built over grave sites, use "burial mounds." Use "cairns" for purposely erected piles of stones.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300008024. The J. Paul Getty Trust.