Mound Builders: Cahokia Mound; Monks Mound-The Middle Woodland period (100 B.C. to 200 A.D.) was the first era of widespread mound construction in Mississippi. Middle Woodland peoples were primarily hunters and gatherers who occupied semipermanent or permanent settlements. Some mounds of this period were built to bury important members of local tribal groups. These burial mounds were rounded, dome-shaped structures.
Compelling new evidence has revealed that one of the #ancient earthen mounds at Poverty Point, northeastern Louisiana, was built in under 90 days – no small feat for a disparate community of foragers. The site has been described as one of the world’s greatest achievements of engineering by an archaic civilisation and has been nominated for recognition on the #UNESCO World #Heritage List.
Guardian statue of Nephthys, sister of Osiris, mourning the deceased Meret-it-es Egyptian 30th Dynasty to early Ptolemaic Dynasty 380-250 BCE | Photographed at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri.