Often earthen causeways (elevated roads) connected the mounds.
The bus stopped on top of an earthen levee near a marsh that feeds into a saltwater canal.
The gunfire had stopped, and the bulldozer had built an earthen berm blocking the main highway.
Some will enclose their prey - such as a paralysed spider or caterpillar - inside an earthen box.
The monument contains some of the largest earthen mounds in North America.
They also built effigy mounds, elaborate earthen structures in the shape of animals.
The Indians also built earthen causeways and roads and maintained paths through the forest.
Effigy mound, earthen mound in the form of an animal or bird found throughout the north-central United States.
The oldest known dam in the world is a masonry and earthen embankment at Jawa in the Black Desert of modern Jordan.
Kitchens traditionally had earthen floors, while the floors in the other rooms were covered with wood or reed mats.
These nomadic, horse-riding pastoralists, with their ox-driven wagons, buried the dead in earthen mounds called kurgans.
…with these was the earthen Maʾrib Dam in the southern Arabian Peninsula, which was more than 15 metres (50 feet) high and nearly 600 metres (1,970 feet) long.
Among earthen dams, Fort Peck Dam, completed in 1940 on the Missouri River in Montana, contained the greatest volume of fill, 96 million cubic metres (126 million cubic yards).
Located across the street from Kappabashi’s famous chef’s bust, with items spilling out the entrance, Dengama offers two floors of gorgeous earthen- and tableware at reasonable prices.
It takes her almost two hours to return home to an old farmhouse with cracked mud walls, a fire stove and tribes of cats, dogs and hens pecking at a pile of green leaves on the earthen floor.
Gibson's piece, for example, consists of 40ft x 40ft plywood ziggurat inspired by the pre-Columbian earthen mounds created by indigenous people in the Mississippi Valley during the 13th century.
Many earthen dams of moderate height (in some cases of great length) were built by the Sinhalese in Sri Lanka after the 5th century bce to form reservoirs or tanks for extensive irrigation works.
Though the Hindu festival is three months away, the town has been lit up by earthen lamps for the laying of the foundation stone of a Hindu temple that ranks as perhaps the most emotionally intense, discordant, and divisive issue in Indian politics for decades.
Between March and June this year, "the visible change ... appears to be the fortification of buildings, characteristic of explosive storage bunkers, utilizing earthen berms to further insulate these structures," Matt Hall, a senior geospatial analyst at 3Gimbals, told Defense One.
The earthen architecture of Yazd has escaped the modernisation that destroyed many traditional earthen towns, retaining its traditional districts, the qanat system, traditional houses, bazars, hammams, mosques, synagogues, Zoroastrian temples and the historic garden of Dolat-abad.
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