This small clay vessel was made in eastern Oklahoma but found at Cahokia.  In the past it was interpreted as a trade item, but now it seems more likely it was brought by an immigrant who moved to Cahokia in the 12th century. | Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

Cahokia a Melting Pot of Immigrants

Traditional anthropologists have argued, based on no evidence other than their own beliefs, that the giant Native American metropolis of Cahokia was the result of ‘in situ’ development; i.e., local tribes simply became so populous that they merged to form this metropolis. Yet when archaeologists actually do real science and test the bones they find […]

April 14, 2014
Model of Rood's Creek Indian Mounds in Kirby Interpretative Center.

Evidence of Foreign Invasion of Georgia in 1100 AD?

Why was a fortified town built on the lower Chattahoochee River in southwest Georgia around 1100 AD? Known as the Cool Branch Site by archaeologists, it was the first “Mississippian” town in that part of Georgia. The Mississippian culture was a Native American culture that built towns featuring earthen pyramids built around central plazas. These […]

February 9, 2014
A woolly mammoth reconstruction in the Royal BC Museum, CanadaFlying Puffin, Wikimedia.org

Florida Ice Age Site with Early Human Remains to be Excavated

Excavation of one of the most important Ice Age sites in North America – the Old Vero Man site in Vero Beach, Fla. – is expected to begin in January 2014, thanks to a new collaboration between the Mercyhurst Archaeological Institute (MAI) at Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pa., and the Old Vero Ice Age Sites […]

January 4, 2014
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Native American Eternal Flame Behind New York Waterfall

Still a few surprises left in this world. Read the story below about a natural ‘eternal flame’ lit by Native Americans perhaps thousands of years ago that still burns today behind a waterfall in western New York: Nestled behind a waterfall in western New York state is an eternal flame whose beauty is only surpassed […]

May 13, 2013
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Moorehead Circle Reveals New Secrets

The ceremonial life of Native American civilizations before the arrival of Europeans was far more complicated than the simplistic notion of powwows and dreamcatchers as presented by countless Hollywood movies. The Moorehead Circle, part of the Fort Ancient complex in Ohio, is one case-in-point. New research has shown that this structure was more than just […]

April 25, 2013
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Adena Burials Unearthed at Pigs Point, Maryland

The Pigs Point site in Maryland recently gave archaeologists a surprise as they unearthed burial pits that appear to have been in constant use/re-use over hundreds if not thousands of years. The earliest evidence of architectural structures in Maryland was also discovered at this site. As is usual with these discoveries, it has sent the […]

April 20, 2013
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Native Americans built Poverty Point in less than 90 days, research confirms

Academics are constantly underestimating the complexity and sophistication of all ancient civilizations but perhaps more so with ancient Native American civilizations. The standard story goes that only people that practiced agriculture could develop the necessary surpluses to establish complex societies and civilization. It seems every time archaeologists put a spade into the earth what comes […]

April 9, 2013
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Earliest Tobacco Use in the Pacific Northwest

Tobacco is a plant that originated in South America and slowly over the ages migrated northward. The latest research shows that tobacco had reached the Pacific Northwest by 860 AD.

April 6, 2013
Wheeled toy representing “apple head” Chihuahua  from Tres Zapotes, Veracruz dated ca. 100-200 AD.

DNA Reveals Chihuahua and Carolina Dog originated in America and Asia

New DNA testing has proven definitively that several Native American dog breeds, including the Chihuahua and Carolina Dog, have been in North America for thousands of years and can trace their genetic heritage back to Asia not Europe as was previously conjectured. A year ago my research report entitled “Ancient Chihuahuas in Southeastern U.S.?” produced […]

February 6, 2013
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Study of pipestone artifacts overturns a century-old assumption

Just because something’s been published by a “scientist” doesn’t mean it’s fact. The story below is one example. For one hundred years archaeologists have been repeating a lie about the origins of the stone used to create pipes found at one Hopewell Culture site in Ohio. The original archaeologist assumed the pipes were made from […]

January 5, 2013
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The Mesoamerican Connection to the Eastern United States

I found the following information in the comments section of a blog that was critiquing the Mayan-Georgia connection. The author of this comment, Bill Tiffee, provides a wealth of information about research made through the years that support a connection between the Native American tribes of the U.S. and their counterparts south of the Rio […]

December 29, 2012
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Cahokia-Moundville-Etowah Artifacts Unearthed at Mayan site in Mexico

Over the past year there has been much debate about the possible presence of Maya in America, specifically in Georgia. Certain academics were quite vocal in their opposition to this idea stating emphatically that there was “no evidence” of a Maya presence in Georgia. So imagine my surprise when I stumbled upon this article from […]

December 19, 2012
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