Latest History of North America Stories

2014-01-29 23:03:24

Grogan Graffam attorney appointed Trustee of the Seneca Valley Foundation Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 Grogan Graffam, P.C. is pleased to announce that Jason G. Wehrle was recently appointed a Trustee of the Seneca Valley Foundation, a private non-profit corporation dedicated to encouraging excellence and innovation in the Seneca Valley schools. Mr. Wehrle is a member of the firm's Litigation Practice Group and concentrates his practice in commercial litigation,...

2014-01-23 12:25:27

LANSING, Mich., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following commentary is being issued by Kate White, Executive Director, Michigan Community Action Agency Association: The 50(th) anniversary of the war on poverty is a time for reflection on the vision and values articulated when President Johnson created the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) in 1964. The war on poverty was more than a policy initiative. It was the expression of a fundamental American value--economic...

2014-01-14 23:23:46

Ancient Anasazi Also Disappeared Due to Short-Sighted Water Policy Says Author CD Shelton on the Sharon Kleyne Hour. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 Modern civilization, with its growing populations and shrinking per-capita water supply, could learn many lessons about water conservation from the ancient Anasazi culture of the United States Southwest. That was the conclusion of author and Biology Professor CD Shelton, PhD, in a recent interview on the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of...

2013-12-30 23:24:39

Week of Replication and Experimentation Focuses on Ancient Projectile Technology Cortez, CO (PRWEB) December 30, 2013 In the Mesa Verde region of the American Southwest, the transition from the Basketmaker II to Basketmaker III periods (circa A.D. 500) was marked by, among other things, a major technological shift—from atlatl-and-dart weaponry to the bow and arrow. Archaeology enthusiasts who are fascinated with ancient technologies now have the chance to explore the significance of...

Researchers Say Mystery Of The Mima Mounds May Finally Be Solved
2013-12-09 13:44:10

[ Watch the Video: Who (Or What) Is Behind The Mysterious Mima Mounds? ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The origins of Mima mounds, piles of dirt which can measure around 8 feet high, have baffled scientists for decades. Some have speculated they are Native American burial sites, but human remains have never been found inside the tiny hills. Now, researchers have found gophers are most likely responsible for the earthen mounds, according to a report...

2013-11-20 23:34:29

Archaeology Research Seminar Focuses on Ancestral Pueblo Indian Communities in the Mesa Verde Region Cortez, Colo. (PRWEB) November 20, 2013 The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center in Cortez, Colo., invites history and archaeology enthusiasts to join its scholars for an in-depth study of archaeological topics during a 2014 Archaeology Research Seminar—Communities Through Time: Migration, Cooperation, and Conflict. In about A.D. 500, Pueblo Indian farmers began settling the central Mesa...

2013-11-16 23:04:00

Renowned Archaeologist Dr. Steve Lekson and Zuni Tribal Member Octavius Seowtewa Lead Seminar Cortez, CO (PRWEB) November 16, 2013 The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center announced today an archaeology and culture travel opportunity that offers a glimpse into the fascinating culture known as Mimbres. The exploration, Classic Mimbres, focuses on the distinctive culture that developed more than 700 years ago in remote southwestern New Mexico. The Mimbres Classic period (A.D. 1000-1130) is...

2013-11-05 23:24:21

CNT Supporting Research on the Health of Our Nation’s Forests Catoosa, OK (PRWEB) November 05, 2013 Cherokee Nation Technologies, a division of Cherokee Nation Businesses, was selected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to support research on the health of our nation’s forests. CNT is providing technical support services to the Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team throughout the five-year agreement. “Cherokee Nation and its entities have a long history of providing successful...

Latest History of North America Reference Libraries

Samuel de Champlain
2014-01-07 10:15:12

Samuel de Champlain, known as The Father of New France, was a Frenchman with many titles including navigator, soldier, explorer, cartographer, and diplomat. Born Samuel Champlain in 1574 to a family of mariners, exploration was in his blood and he took his first voyage as a young man in 1603, led by François Gravé Du Pont. In his early years, Champlain learned to navigate, create nautical charts, draw, and make applied reports. From 1594 or 1595 to 1598, he learned fighting skills in the...

Leif Ericson
2014-01-06 10:25:39

Leif Ericson was a Norse explorer seen as the first European to land in North America nearly 500 years prior to Christopher Columbus. According to the Sagas of Icelanders, he established a Norse settlement at Vinland, identified with the Norse L’Anse aux Meadows on the northern point of Newfoundland in modern-day Canada. It is believed that Leif was born in Iceland around the 970’s - the son of father Erik the Red, an explorer and outlaw from Western Norway. Erik founded the first...

William Clark
2013-10-28 14:11:26

William Clark was an American explorer, territorial governor, soldier, and Indian agent who lived between August 1, 1770 and September 1, 1838. He is best known for his exploration of the territory between the Louisiana Purchase and the Pacific Ocean, which he conducted alongside Meriwether Lewis between 1803 and 1806. William Clark, born in 1770 in Caroline County, Virginia, was the ninth child born to John and Ann Rogers Clark. His family was known in the area as common planters with a...

Mesa Verde National Park
2013-04-24 15:47:49

Mesa Verde National Park is located in the state of Colorado in the United States. The park contains 52,485 acres of land that was once inhabited by Native American tribes including the basket maker and pueblo peoples, also known as the Anasazi tribe. In 1868, the American government made a treaty with the Ute tribe that established the area west of the Continental Divide as belonging to the Ute people. A new treaty was established in 1873 that decreased the Ute’s land to a strip that...

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Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.