Chihuahua pot from Niesler Mound in Georgia The origins of the Chihuahua have been lost in the mists of timeRead more
Do three dog effigy pots excavated in Georgia in the 1930s at the Bull Creek Site and one fromRead more
A composite photograph of the front and back of the jade gouge shown with a centimeter scale. CREDIT: Les O’Neil,Read more
Is there evidence that the Maya were in Georgia and Florida? If so, why were they there? Were they miningRead more
This engraved conch shell was unearthed in Craig Mound at Spiro Mounds in Oklahoma. LeFlore County, often referred to asRead more
Ancient port site was used periodically between 800 B.C. and 1521 A.D. Explorers sit atop the ancient Maya pyramid atRead more
Prehistoric Polynesians beat Europeans to the Americas, according to a new analysis of chicken bones.
The work provides the first firm evidence that ancient Polynesians voyaged as far as South America, and also strongly suggests that they were responsible for the introduction of chickens to the continent – a question that has been hotly debated for more than 30 years.Read more
Ancient Mexicans brought human sacrifice
victims from hundreds of miles (km) away over centuries to sanctify a
pyramid in the oldest city in North America, an archaeologist said on
DNA tests on the skeletons of more than 50 victims discovered in 2004
in the Pyramid of the Moon at the Teotihuacan ruins revealed they
were from far away Mayan, Pacific or Atlantic coastal cultures.
Thirty years ago the archaeological scientists Garman Harbottle and Edward Sayre used neutron activation analysis to show that turquoise mosaics from Mexico, found as far away as the great Maya city of Chichén Itzá in Yucatan and dating back to around AD900, used raw material originating in the Cerrillos mines between Albuquerque and Santa Fe in New Mexico, an overland distance of some 3,200 km (2,000 miles).Read more
A 45-foot canoe, buried for more than a thousand years and used by a long-dead culture of Native Americans was used to paddle over the open waters of the bay — unlike the other ancient canoes uncovered in Florida which were used to ply the calmer waters of lakes and rivers.
A study of ancient human remains and artifacts found in the Guadalupe
River floodplain of south Victoria County shows that a relatively advanced people who had contacts with others living hundreds of miles
away populated the area.
OAKVILLE, Iowa — The prehistoric Indian village that was excavated near here a year ago has been covered up again,Read more