temple mound

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: a mound forming the foundation of a temple (as in Mayan and Aztec architecture) compare teocalli
: a truncated American Indian mound believed to have been the site of an altar or rude temple

Temple Mound

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: of or belonging to a culture of the southern and southeastern U.S. about 1300–1700 characterized by pyramidal mounds built as platforms for temples and by village-states, shell-tempered polychrome pottery, and intensive hoe agriculture

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Temple Mound

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“Temple mound.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/temple%20mound. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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