The various cultures collectively termed mound builders were inhabitants of north america. One of the most learned writers on american antiquities, a frenchman, speaking of discoveries in peru, exclaims, america is to be again discovered. For signs of our past we must look, not to vast monuments of imperishable stone, but to subtler things. The mounds were constructed in illinois, the onehundredfoot cahokia mound spreads impressively across sixteen acres, and as many as ten thousand more mounds dot. See more ideas about mound builders, ancient history and native american history. The book, which is charmingly written, ends with a history of the. Thousands of these mounds were discovered in the plains and forest. Many of the skeletal remains found in these mounds by early antiquarians and 20thcentury archaeologists were of powerfullybuilt individuals reaching between 6. These portals remain open today and are the gateways for much of the paranormal activity found in the great lakes region. The mound builders in ancient america are according to the author stated by cayce as being those who fled lemuria and atlantis or their descendants. In mound builders, the authors begin by carefully evaluating the archaeologists scientific and scholarly assessments of cayce. Outside the southwest, though, the architects of ancient america worked in wood and earth, and little of their work has endured.
Ephraim squier produced his eras definitive study of the mound builders in 1847. Fake history and the hunt for a lost white race is a unique and seminal work of meticulous scholarship that is further enhanced for academia with the inclusion of a twelve page bibliography, six pages of notes, and an eleven page index. Pseudoarchaeology and the racism behind ancient aliens. Ancient peoples of eastern north america ancient peoples and. While especially and wholeheartedly recommended for community and academic. Randall and ohio state archaeological and historical society page images at hathitrust. Comprising the results of extensive original surveys and explorations 1848 by the americans ephraim george squier and edwin hamilton davis is a landmark in american scientific research, the study of the prehistoric indigenous mound builders of north america, and the early development of. The untold story of giants, ancient mound builders, the followers of horus and secret societies of north america in search of ancient man volume 1 book book details. The ohio state archaeological and historical society, 1916, by e. Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography. Early on, the earthworks began to fall to agricultural and urban development. The construction of burial mounds declined after the middle woodland, and only a. Discoveries of ancient stone cities in central america and mexico served as the. Thomas jeffersons pioneering archaeology concluded that the earthen mounds were the work of native americans.
The authors of those books, all scholars and archaeologists, claim that they have read cayce s readings and found them inaccurate, plagiarized, or filled with errors and bizarre claims. In this case, quite as much is due to the ignorance, indifference, unscrupulous greed, and religious fanaticism of the. See more ideas about mound builders, ancient history and mystery of history. Lora little and john van auken, we examined 30 ideas presented in 68 cayce readings with information about ancient civilizations in the americas. In illinois, the onehundredfoot cahokia mound spreads impressively across sixteen acres, and as many as ten thousand more mounds dot the ohio river valley alone. Robert silverberg tells the fascinating history of the rise and fall of the myth of the mound builders in a massivelyresearched book. A series of hypothetical true and largely white mound builders found popularity at varying times. The mounds contain skeletons or ashes with buried ceremonial objects. Ancient monuments of the mississippi valley by the americans ephraim george squier and edwin hamilton davis is a landmark in american scientific research, the study of the prehistoric indigenous mound builders of north america, and the early development of archaeology as a scientific discipline. Maya ruins in georgia the real story edgar cayces a. We, at ancient, focus on creating wellresearched knowledge based articles to provide the readers the best information on ancient history, ancient civilizations, ancient empires, ancient tribes and peoples, and much more. The mound builders traces the speculation surrounding these monuments and the scientific excavations which uncovered the history and culture of the ancient americans who built them. By purchasing books through this website, you support our nonprofit organization. The ancient north american moundbuilder civilizations correlate with the people in the book of mormon.
The olmecs of mexico were also likely to have been black people as has been shown in surviving artifacts from that time period. Mound builders name given to the native north americans responsible for groups of ancient earth mounds found in the ohio and mississippi river valleys. The myth of the moundbuilders all along the mississippi river and northward into wisconsin, up through ohio and new york, all the way to lake ontario, there are remnants of ancient inhabitants that created many earthworks called mounds. In the 19th century, europeanamerican settlers mistakenly believed that the mounds had been built by the cherokee, who then occupied the region. The mound builders traces the speculation surrounding these. According to gordon sayre the mound builders and the imagination of american antiquity in jefferson, bartram, and chateaubriand, the tales of the origins of the mounds were often based in a. The mound builders are a terminology used for a collection of cultures of north america that build a number of earth mounds. When the textbooks spoke of a lost race of mound builders.
The mound builders also have horses and mamoons mammoths. 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. Discovering americas ancient mound builders, the enigmatic nature of these antiquities fueled both fanciful claims and scientific inquiry. Ancient history encyclopedia receives a small commission. Ancient monuments of the mississippi valley full title ancient monuments of the mississippi valley. Davis, and published by the newly founded smithsonian institution. Secrets of ancient mound builders in louisiana revealed.
According to gordon sayre the mound builders and the. Mound builders, giants of antiquity and hollow earth will show that north america was inhabited with a social sophisticated and technologically advanced ancient race of man. In january 1883, an article titled ancient village architecture in america, indian and mound builders villages, edited by rev. Earths milky way galaxy over mound a at poverty point, louisiana, which was built circa 1400 ad. The mound builder myth is the first book to chronicle the attempt to recast the native american burial mounds as the work of a lost white race of true native americans. I have no doubt that well find the atlantean records, the time capsule that the atlanteans tried to preserve for future people in. The ancient ones and the prehistoric mound builders are other names for these people.
Having read a fair number of books on the mound builders, the ancient americas, and controversial artifacts and not being especially predisposed to putting much stock in edgar cayces readings it was somewhat jarring how closely cayces accounts of ancient america match the available evidence. White settlers buried the truth about the midwests. Edgar cayces forgotten record of ancient america coauthored with dr. Cayce was, to them, a cult archaeologist unworthy of further investigation. The mound builders essay national register of historic places. The mound builders ohio university press swallow press. Because the people who lived in these societies did not leave any written records, archaeologists look for similarities and differences between the mounds, and figure out which groups of mound builders interacted with each other. In readings given in 1933 and 1943 57501 and 35281 cayce made it clear. Ancient artifacts discovered in burials within the etowah site indicate that the ancient mound builders developed an artistically and technically advanced culture. Photo by jenny ellerbe penn museum of the university of pennsylvania museum of archaeology and anthropology in philadelphia is opening a show later this month called moundbuilders.
I have no doubt that well find the atlantean records, the time capsule that the atlanteans tried to preserve for future people in yucatan, egypt, and near bimini as cayce stated. Usa has more than 100,000 artificial mounds between the great lakes and the gulf of mexico. The book had 306 pages, 48 lithographed maps and plates, and 207 w. The result of the study showed that the mound builders set up their village around 1200 a. Praise for the mound builder myth in the midwest book. Ancient mound builders created thousands of sacred earthen structures all across america. The mound builders traces the speculation surrounding these monuments and the scientific excavations which uncovered the history and culture of the ancient. The classic work on the moundbuilders of the united states by henry clyde shetrone. Bruce cathie has even measured the strength of these coincidental lines, and created a world chart of them.
They built fortified cities the way those people did. Considering the plethora of ancient archeological sites in north america conspicuously left out of our mainstream education here in america, this article, american history censored. The book of mormon published first in 1830 provides a related belief, as its narrative describes two major immigrations to the americas from mesopotamia. During the early woodland period 200 bc, the adena people constructed extensive burial mounds and earthworks throughout the ohio valley in ohio, indiana, pennsylvania, kentucky, and west virginia. The dead from great battles are heaped up in mounds false explanations for the orderly indian burial mounds of real history. Most of what we know about this culture comes from examining what was buried with the dead. The moundbuilder myth and the american bible philip jenkins. With this accessible volume, henry clyde shetrone made available to general readers the archaeological research data and conclusions concerning the ancient mounds and earthworks that dot the landscape of eastern north america. The book of mormon published first in 1830 provides a related belief, as its narrative describes two major immigrations to the. The white race has continuous wars with a darkerskinned race, but hundreds of years of peace are established by a great teacher bosaka. There has been little recovered evidence of what daily life was like in the adena culture, but there has been extensive speculation. Peet, as shared with the american antiquarian society. A number of academic archaeology textbooks rudely dismiss edgar cayce s pronouncements about ancient history.
While the nephites, lamanites, and mulekites were all of jewish origin. The mound builders traces the speculation surrounding the thousands of earthen mounds. Hebrews were in ancient america solid evidence youtube. His previous books include the cahokia chiefdom and in the wake of contact. Mound buildersmore highly advanced than credited lost. Their book instantly established itself as a work of commanding importance. Ancient monuments of the mississippi valley, a ponderous folio written in collaboration with an ohio physician, edwin h. We are inclined to report on specific artifacts found in books and museums that are relevant to our investigations. We will be reading from scholarly books one in particular queen moo and the egyptian sphinx by augustus le plegeon, the mound builders their. White settlers buried the truth about the midwests mysterious. Sites such as stonehenge, easter island, the ancient mounds and the eqyptian pyramids are all linked in a master convergence of a grand coincidence. Hundreds of ancient mound sites, depicted here with yellow triangles, still survive in coastal louisiana.
The adena culture appears to be the first ancient people in ohio to create burial mounds for their honored dead. As lorett treese explains in her fascinating history a serpents tale. We must remove the veil in which spanish politics has sought to bury its ancient civilization. The moundbuilders covers the entire sweep of eastern. Im serious five stars for a nonfiction book about the mound builders. The project gutenberg ebook of ancient america, by john d. Many beautiful objects have been found inside the mounds, including artifacts of shell, copper, and mica.
This work examines earthworks and mounds from north dakota to florida and kansas to the east coast. We, at, focus on creating wellresearched knowledge based articles to provide the readers the best information on ancient history, ancient civilizations, ancient empires, ancient tribes and peoples, and much more. See more ideas about mound builders, hopewell culture and nephilim giants. A dan josselyn memorial publication a classic resource on early knowledge of prehistoric mounds and the peoples who constructed them in the eastern united states.
They argue that the mound builders were an ancient advanced black civilization that developed the. In this uneven work, treese combines a fairly extensive survey of writings on american mound builders with sketches of her own field trips and other tangential materials. Published in 1848, it was the smithsonian institutions first publication and the first volume in its contributions to knowledge series. The mound builders lived in what is today the eastern half of the united states and southern canada, in north america. An inherently fascinating read from cover to cover, the mound builder myth. Were the washitaw the first americans and the ancient. Our interests include many aspects of ancient culture and cultural diffusion. During the 19th century, a common belief was that the jews, particularly the lost ten tribes, were the ancestors of native americans and the mound builders. Not many people know, for example, that the myth of the mound builders was finally laid to rest by the work of the smithsonian institution in the 1870s and 1880s under the direction of john wesley powell, the civil war hero and onearmed explorer of the. A study of ancient mound builders who lived hundreds of years ago on the mississippi river delta near presentday new orleans offers new insights into how native peoples selected the landforms that supported their villages and earthen mounds and why these sites were later abandoned. Ancient monuments of the mississippi valley wikipedia. Edgar cayces forgotten record of ancient america our mission.644 72 932 1497 7 966 1382 149 1431 1030 403 321 525 383 744 1467 491 729 1264 129 409 1192 842 742 267 98 1126 55 246 521 84 1160 54