Cavanaugh Mound Restoration

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 […]

Review: The Lost Worlds of Ancient America

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 […]

Ancient Peruvian skulls unearthed in Florida

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 […]

Lamar Mounds Spiral Mound

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 […]

Moundville Aerial Video

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 […]

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 […]

Mayan Pottery, Pyramids Unearthed in Georgia

New research reveals that symbols which appear on ancient Georgia pottery are identical to Mayan glyphs, the symbols used to write the Mayan language. The pottery known as Swift Creek was a highly decorated form of pottery produced around 2,000 years ago beginning around 0 A.D. Many of the Swift Creek designs were collected in […]

Who Discovered America?

This History Channel documentary entitled “Who Really Discovered America?” highlights the various theories of Precolumbian contact with the Americas by cultures ranging from the Chinese to the Vikings to the Polynesians. It really helps show that ocean voyages have been possible for thousands of years and that neither the Atlantic or Pacific Oceans were the […]

Did Maya mine blue pigment from Georgia?

One of the many mysteries involving the ancient Maya is the origin of a blue pigment they used to paint murals and buildings. Archaeologists have searched far and wide for the source of this pigment. It now appears that the largest source of the clay that makes this pigment can be found in southwest Georgia. […]

Europeans in Ice Age America? The Solutrean Hypothesis

Dennis Stanford spent thirty years of his career searching the Arctic and Russian Siberia for the origins of the Clovis Culture, the supposedly first Native American culture in America. After thirty years of searching he found no evidence that Clovis came across a land bridge from Siberia. What the evidence suggested was that the Clovis […]

Ancient Chihuahuas Once Roamed, and Eaten, in Southeastern U.S.?

Chihuahua pot from Niesler Mound in Georgia The origins of the Chihuahua have been lost in the mists of time yet new research reveals they once roamed the southern states of Georgia and Tennessee. The discovery was made by analyzing dog effigy pots unearthed in Georgia and Tennessee to determine the most likely breed they […]

Origin of Ancient Jade Tool Baffles Scientists

A composite photograph of the front and back of the jade gouge shown with a centimeter scale. CREDIT: Les O’Neil, University of Otago An international team of archaeologists and geologists has found an extremely unusual example of jade in the Southwest Pacific, thousands of miles away from the nearest known geological source. The small green […]

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