temple mound


Definition of temple mound 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a mound forming the foundation of a temple (as in Mayan and Aztec architecture) — compare teocalli

2 : a truncated American Indian mound believed to have been the site of an altar or rude temple

Temple Mound


Definition of Temple Mound (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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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