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Language Evidence of Mesoamerican Trade Contact in Southeastern U.S.

Linguist David Kaufman at the University of Kansas has found compelling linguistic evidence of trade contact between Mexico and the Southeastern U.S. In a lecture given on November 2, 2012 Kaufman presented evidence of this linguistic connection between the  Totonacs and Maya and various tribes in the Southeastern United States. For instance, the Totonac word […]

November 6, 2012
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Tour of Lamar Mounds

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 […]

May 17, 2012
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Sacred Mayan Journey 2012

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 […]

March 22, 2012
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Moundville Native American Festival Celebrates Ancient Culture

Ancient rulers and thousands of their subjects thrived in a city behind huge wooden walls that once surrounded the Moundville site. These prehistoric Native Americans farmed, hunted and fished. Their society recognized nobles by birth and praised the feats of great artists, warriors and holy people. Each year, descendants of this vibrant culture return, celebrating the South’s […]

October 6, 2011