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2013-08-30 23:02:04

Lifelong Learners Invited to Explore the Culture and Archaeology of the Southwest Cortez, CO (PRWEB) August 30, 2013 For lifelong learners who love to explore the American Southwest, the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center is offering a new lineup of domestic archaeology and cultural tours for 2014. Crow Canyon announced today that it will offer six itineraries, each geared to a different educational focus and activity level. During Southwest Indian Art, travelers will enjoy opportunities...

Stunning Wall Structure Unearthed In Maya City Of Holmul
2013-08-08 09:56:01

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of archaeologists on Wednesday reported the discovery of an enormous structure unearthed in Guatemala beneath an ancient Maya pyramid. The stucco wall structure, called a frieze, is nearly 30 feet long and more than 6 feet tall and depicts human figures in a mythological setting, suggesting they may be sacred, idolized rulers. The frieze was discovered in July in the buried foundations of the Maya pyramid in the ancient...

Appalachians Home To Oldest Inland European Fort
2013-07-24 05:32:01

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of archaeologists, led by the University of Michigan, has discovered the remains of the earliest European fort in the interior of what is now the United States. This find will provide new insight into the beginning of the US colonial era, and the all-too-human reasons spoiling Spanish dreams of gold and glory. In 1567, nearly 20 years before Sir Walter Raleigh's colony at Roanoke was lost and 40 years before the Jamestown...

2013-06-27 23:16:30

Dr. Christopher Powell Leads Archaeology Trip to Iconic and Seldom-Seen Sites Cortez, Colo. (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 Maya civilization began as early as 1500 B.C. and reached its pinnacle during the seventh and eighth centuries A.D. Throughout the jungles of Belize and Guatemala, the story of the Maya is told in the ruins of grand cities and mysterious glyphs etched into stone. This year, the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center is offering a new educational tour for archaeology...

2013-06-21 23:23:07

Noted Scholars Lead Tour of Chaco Canyon, One of the Southwest's Most Enduring Mysteries Cortez, Colo. (PRWEB) June 21, 2013 In an inhospitable environment in what is now northwestern New Mexico, the ancestral Pueblo people (the Anasazi) built an extraordinary system of massive stone buildings, small house sites, outlying communities and roads, all centered on Chaco Canyon. This vast regional network was the focal point of Pueblo culture from the tenth through the mid-twelfth...

Mexican Rainforest Reveals Long-Hidden Maya City
2013-06-21 10:26:15

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of what could be a lost ancient Maya city in the rainforests of Mexico. The team said they discovered one of the largest sites registered in the Central Lowlands of this civilization sitting in the southeast of Campeche. They believe the city was the center of a vast region somewhere between 600 and 900 AD. Archaeologists had to drive down a 10-mile, four-wheel-drive-only road for two...


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
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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