Crigler Mound, Boone County, Kentucky, ca. AD 50–200. Postmarks and partially excavated earthwork. Photo: Courtesy of the William S. Webb Museum of Anthropology, University of Kentucky, November 12, 1941 (119BE20).
Serpent Mound, Adams County, Ohio, ca. AD 1200. Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1848), pl. 35.
Marching Bears, Effigy Mounds National Monument, Iowa, ca. AD 800. Photo: Clark Mallam, 1974, National Park Service (public domain).
Bolivar County, Mississippi, ca. AD 700–1200. Two earthen flat-topped mounds with earthen embankment. E.G. Squier and E.H. Davis, Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1848), fig. 22.
Anna Blume is a professor in the History of Art Department in the School of Liberal Arts. She earned a BA from Williams College and a PhD from Yale University and was awarded a State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching for 2011–12.