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2009-05-16 14:25:00

Archaeologists are studying how early Navajos used smoke signals to notify others of invaders.The researchers and volunteers have flare guns and will spread across the Four Corners Saturday to test the ancient alarm system.There are 200 pueblitos that the archaeologists think were constructed by Navajos to defend themselves against Spanish explorers and rival tribes."If you hear an enemy approaching, you climb into these things and pull up the ladder, and you can seal yourself in for a...

2009-03-31 16:29:00

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Stories of Native American workers at Camp Navajo, Ariz., will be a part of the site's historical record forever. Camp Navajo Garrison Training Center and the Arizona Army National Guard (ARNG) have a richer understanding of their own history thanks to the Camp Navajo Cultural Resources Management Program oral history project. The oral history project began as an effort to mitigate range development impacts on Indian Village,...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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