Mounds of Earth and Shell

Mounds of Earth and Shell

by Bonnie Shemie
     
 

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Much of what we know of life among the inhabitants of North America before the arrival of Europeans comes from mounds in the southeastern U.S. However, there is much debate among scholars about the findings. Excavations show sophisticated cities, large effigy mounds, centers of worship, and possibly, vast earthwork calendars. Objects found in the mounds and burial

Overview

Much of what we know of life among the inhabitants of North America before the arrival of Europeans comes from mounds in the southeastern U.S. However, there is much debate among scholars about the findings. Excavations show sophisticated cities, large effigy mounds, centers of worship, and possibly, vast earthwork calendars. Objects found in the mounds and burial sites provide graphic information about how these ancient people lived.

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The Native Dwelling Series:

“Shemie has succeeded once again in creating an authoritative and intriguing non-fiction book that explores the lives of people through the homes they have built…The result is a rich and aesthetic reading experience for young readers.”
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780887763526
Publisher:
Tundra
Publication date:
03/28/1995
Series:
Native Dwellings Series
Edition description:
Illustrate
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
1,075,354
Product dimensions:
7.23(w) x 8.03(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Bonnie Shemie was born in Ohio and attended college in Pennsylvania. She came to visit her brother in Montreal in 1972 and decided to stay on to paint, marry, and raise a family. In addition to her books on Native architecture for children, she has designed stained glass windows and architectural ornamentation. Her paintings sell in fine galleries in the Montreal area.

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