“We Walk in Two Worlds” reveals ancient civilizations of Arkansas

“We Walk in Two Worlds” at the Historic Arkansas Museum in Little Rock, Arkansas tells the story of Arkansas’s first people, the Caddo, Osage and  Quapaw Indian tribes from early times to today. The exhibit is told  through objects and research. Approximately 158 objects, such as pottery, clothing and weapons, will be on exhibit. The exhibit has […]

Archaeological dig near Oakville, Iowa finds ancient village

Some 1,700 years ago, the people who live in what is known officially as archaeological site “13LA582” west of Oakville, Iowa, were hunter-gatherers who also grew native crops like sunflower seeds. They lived in a doughnut-shaped village around a communal area and occupied 20 to 25 tree branch and bark wigwams capable of housing up […]

Ossabaw Island burial site sheds light on Georgia’s prehistoric Indian culture

The recent excavation of a prehistoric American Indian burial site on Ossabaw Island revealed cremated remains, an unexpected find that offers a glimpse into ancient Indian culture along Georgia’s coast. State archaeologist David Crass of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources said prehistoric cremations were rare, particularly during the early time in which preliminary evidence […]

Ancient Amazon Cities Found

Academic dogma asserted that early eyewitness accounts of large numbers of towns and villages in the Amazon were simply flights of fancy of the overactive imaginations of the European explorers. They even went further and advanced theories for why such civilizations could never have existed due to the poor quality of the soil. As is […]

Dig reveals history at Carson Mounds

“ A lot of people don’t realize these amazing sites are basically in their backyard. They think you have to go to Egypt or all these exotic places, but this is just as interesting here.”Bryan Haley, University of Mississippi Surrounded by soybean fields and modern farm machinery, the Carson Mounds in western Coahoma County may […]

Turtle Mound, Florida investigation

Turtle Mound in Florida which is a massive oyster-shell midden is being re-investigated. Archaeologists have found 1,200 year old pottery and other artifacts for radio-carbon analysis. Turtle Mound is the highest shell midden in the country being 35 feet tall at this point but may have been 54 feet tall before erosion. There are 35,000 cubic feet of oyster shells. […]

Artifact may be ancient ax blade

Ray Reser, director of the Central Wisconsin Archaeology Center at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, described the object as a copper “celt,” a type of ax blade with no perforations or grooves. He said the celt was probably a functioning tool. The piece probably dates from 3,000 to 5,000 years ago.

Researchers unearth glimpse of Adena hunter-to-farmer shift

Ohio’s Adena culture represents a turning point in state history. Situated between the nomadic hunting and gathering cultures of the Archaic period and the more settled farming cultures of the later Woodland period, the Adena culture represented the dawn of a new way of life for Ohio’s ancient people. Archaeologists now are fleshing out the […]

Researchers unearth glimpse of Adena hunter-to-farmer shift

Ohio’s Adena culture represents a turning point in state history. Situated between the nomadic hunting and gathering cultures of the Archaic period and the more settled farming cultures of the later Woodland period, the Adena culture represented the dawn of a new way of life for Ohio’s ancient people. Archaeologists now are fleshing out the […]

‘Woodhenge’ at Fort Ancient raises interest in ritual past

During a remote-sensing survey of the Fort Ancient Earthworks in 2005,
Jarrod Burks of Ohio Valley Archaeological Consultants discovered a
circular pattern in the soil that stretched nearly 200 feet in diameter.
Fort Ancient is a massive earthwork in Warren County that was built morethan 2,000 years ago by the Hopewell culture.

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 […]

Missouri Indian Burial Mound

Thousands of years ago another civilization inhabited Missouri

On one of many pinnacles along the bluffs lining the Missouri River
southwest of Columbia, atop the steep face of jagged rock plunging to
the landing, there is an inconspicuous 10-foot lump of earth. What
appears to be a natural point in the landscape ˜ insignificant in the
swath of hills and valleys ˜ is a burial mound, formed by human hands
thousands of years ago.

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