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Native American Cahokia Was The Country's First 'Melting Pot'
2014-03-04 12:40:25

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have discovered new evidence that establishes a Native American city as America’s first “melting pot.” Previously, researchers believed this city consisted..

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2012-08-07 09:36:17

Recent evidence found at the site of Cahokia, a massive settlement near the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers, shows people using the black drink nearly 500 years earlier than most accounts.


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.