View of earthworks,  a mound, fields, and forest in the distance with redbud trees blooming.
This view shows the manicured grass that cover the border wall, mounds, and ceremonial grounds. Redbud trees are blooming in the forest that surrounds the grounds.

It is interesting to ponder how much work, by how many people and how long, it must have taken to clear the forest and move so much dirt (using nothing but primitive tools and hard labor) to create such earthworks. These ancient people also had to feed, shelter, and protect themselves. The amazing artifacts found at these locations show that individuals had rolls as skilled craftmen. And all this was going on at other locations throughout the region roughly 2,000 years ago. It must have involved strong governance and social/religious orders.
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