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Ancient Mounds of Watson Brake: Oldest Earthworks in North America

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As archaeologist Reca Jones cooks with her grandchildren, the blocks of fudge they make remind her of the clay she discovered at the mounds of Watson Brake near West Monroe, Louisiana. The inquisitive kids ask their grandmother many questions, and she explains the significance of the mysterious mounds, and then takes them to the site. To the children's astonishment, Reca reveals such artifacts as spear points, fishhooks, beads, and bones from the animals eaten by dwellers long ago. Each relic is a clue to the puzzling origin of an archeological site older than the pyramids of Egypt.Detailed illustrations provide an accurate depiction of the mounds at Watson Brake, which form an oval-shaped ring around an area the size of three football fields. Although no human bones have been found at the site, some archaeologists speculate that the mounds were built for religious ceremonies or even flood protection. A brief biography of the real Reca Jones completes this unique and fascinating story.

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Reca Jones discovered the oldest earthworks in the Western Hemisphere near her home near Monroe, Louisiana. In these eleven mounds at Watson Brake, she found round beads and fire-cracked rocks. This fictional picture book follows two children as they learn about this real-life discovery from Reca herself.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781589806566
Author:
Moore, Elizabeth
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company
Illustrator:
Anderson, Rick
Author:
Couvillon, Alice
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
Historical - Prehistory
Subject:
Mound-builders
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-Prehistory
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11.00x8.60x.50 in. .85 lbs.
Age Level:
05-08

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Children's » Historical Fiction » Prehistory

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Product details 32 pages Pelican Publishing Company - English 9781589806566 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Reca Jones discovered the oldest earthworks in the Western Hemisphere near her home near Monroe, Louisiana. In these eleven mounds at Watson Brake, she found round beads and fire-cracked rocks. This fictional picture book follows two children as they learn about this real-life discovery from Reca herself.
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