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2014-09-12 08:23:59

The festival, which celebrates the area's Native American culture and history, expects to receive thousands of history, environment and nature enthusiasts. RIDGECREST, Calif., Sept.

Petroglyphs In Nevada Are The Oldest In North America
2013-08-14 04:56:24

Petroglyphs cut into boulders in at the Winnemucca Lake site in western Nevada have been identified as the oldest known rock engravings in North America, researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder) report in a new study.

2012-02-23 10:20:55

Researchers have discovered an extremely old anthropomorphic figure engraved in rock in Brazil.

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2010-06-30 05:45:00

Austrian and British researchers, who are working to understand ancient rock engravings from the Copper Age found in many hidden locations throughout Europe, said the displays may have been prehistoric man’s primitive version of cinema.

2009-01-12 13:11:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Noting that Pennsylvania's first farmers were Native Americans, the Historical and Museum Commission is saluting those pioneering agriculturalists with an interactive booth at this year's Farm Show.

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2008-08-06 11:30:00

Most rock paintings and rock carvings or petroglyphs were created by ancient and prehistoric societies. Archaeologists have long used them to gain clues to the way of life of such peoples.

2008-07-05 06:00:12

By Mark Havnes, The Salt Lake Tribune Jul. 5--KANAB -- In the latest "National Treasure" flick, Ben Gates goes to Mount Rushmore in search of Aztec gold. In real life, Corey Shuman goes to Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in search of the same thing.

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2008-04-20 12:00:00

Petrified Forest National Park, about 100 miles east of Flagstaff off I-40, is centered around what is believed to be the world's largest concentrations of petrified wood, dating from some 225 million years ago.

2007-09-05 13:15:28

They aren't certain, but underwater archaeologists say they may have discovered a boulder with a prehistoric carving in Lake Michigan's Grand Traverse Bay.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.