A large suburb of the Native American metropolis of Cahokia has been unearthed in a road construction project in East St. Louis, Missouri. Details from the article: According to Cahokia Mounds’ website, the city acted as a base for all Mississippians and reached its peak population between 1050 and 1150. It was a huge mecca […]
Archaeologists have unearthed unique drinking vessels in the ancient Native American metropolis of Cahokia that are proven to have once been used as drinking vessels for the Black Drink. The Black Drink was a highly-caffeinated Native American tea made from the leaves of the Yaupon holly plant that grows in coastal regions of the Southeast. The scientists were able to test residue remaining in the cups and determined their use.
Mayan Calendar Prophecies | Part 1: Predictions for 2012 and Beyond is the first part of a four-part series exploring the ancient Maya and their prophecies, predictions and mythology. This book explores the only Mayan books of prophecy in existence which were known as the Chilam Balam. These prophecies were based on the Mayan belief that a 256-year cycle governed the rise and fall of civilizations. They developed this system by looking for patterns in their historical chronicles which documented thousands of years of Mayan history. By carefully analyzing the events that happened in the past they were able to detect a pattern of repeating events that occurred on a regular cycle. Based on an analysis of events that happened in the past they were then able to make predictions about the future.
Was the Ocmulgee earth lodge an astronomical observatory and sophisticated scientific apparatus designed to forewarn its designers of impending catastrophe coming from the heavens? Introduction The earth lodge at the Ocmulgee Mounds site in Macon, Georgia is a unique building among Native American archaeological sites in the Southeast. It is a round building completely covered […]
Eyewitness accounts of what appears to be fireworks were recorded by the earliest Spanish explorers of the South Carolina coast in the 1520s. These fireworks were used at the time of the chief’s death to trick the commoners into thinking the chief had supernatural abilities. In 1526, Spanish explorer Lucas Vazquez de Ayllon landed in […]
One of the first and only saltwater dugout canoes has been excavated in Pinellas County, Florida. Watch the video below:
The Archaeological Conservancy has acquired the Cavanaugh Mound in Arkansas with plans to restore the mound and add interpretative signs explaining its history. Cavanaugh Mound is a largely intact late prehistoric platform mound on the Arkansas River just east of the Oklahoma border, about 14 km from the Spiro Mounds complex. The site is situated […]
The Lost Worlds of Ancient America is a collection of research papers by writers who offer an alternative view of the prehistory of the Americas. The book claims to offer “compelling evidence of ancient immigrants, lost technologies, and places of power” in ancient America before the arrival of Columbus. Edited by Frank Joseph, the […]
Recent research has hinted at an ancient Peruvian presence in the southeastern U.S. including Peruvian DNA showing up in Native Americans in north Georgia. Now two ancient Peruvian skulls have been unearthed in Florida. The skulls were found with a newspaper that dated to 1978 which led archaeologists to hypothesize that these skulls were recent […]
Atlanta may be one of the most modern cities in America yet it is surrounded by the remnants of ancient Native American civilizations that date back thousands of years. One such civilization was located in Macon, Georgia at the archaeological site known as Lamar Mounds. Located just an hour south of Atlanta, the Lamar Mounds […]
Chickasaw.tv, the Chickasaw Nation’s online video network, has produced an amazing video featuring the Moundville site in Alabama. The video features aerial flyovers of the Moundville site revealing its true majesty. The site notes, Moundville was a preeminent ancient center of mound culture on the Black Warrior River, just west of present-day Tuscaloosa, Alabama. It […]
The Maya of the Postclassic era considered the sea as a source of food and a navigable resource but it was also the cause of devastation and death, as the marine world was linked to the Xibalbá or underworld. And so, a sea crossing meant a transition to the afterlife or a rebirth. Ports like […]