Rediscovering Columbus

Rediscovering Columbus

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Beginning near Columbus Ohio, the ancient people we call the Mound Builders erected enormous geometrically perfect circles, squares and octagons, structures. Countless similar structures were built across all of eastern North America. It is a monumental record of architectural achievement that amazingly our national history has largely ignored. With elaborately rendered computer imagery we will present the earthworks in exciting aerial "fly-bys" that permit us to grasp their enormous size and complexity. We will explore the mysterious and even older giant snake shaped structure called Serpent Mound and even older still the vast 3,000 year old Poverty Point settlement in Louisiana which was seven times the size of its contemporary, Stonehenge, in England. North America's architectural prehistory challenges our cultural prejudices that have trained us to look elsewhere for monumental buildings and the roots of civilization. This particularly American heritage has descended to us through the work of architects Thomas Jefferson and Louis Sullivan
Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] :, Kanopy Streaming,, 2015
Characteristics: 1 online resource (streaming video file)

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