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  • Aruba's Archaeological Museum in Oranjestad
    Aruba history is chronicled at its Archeological Museum in downtown Oranjestad
    Five thousand years of Amerindian culture is celebrated at the National Archeological Museum in Aruba. In 2009, the museum moved into a national historic landmark area in downtown Oranjestad,including the home of one of its honored citizens. Entry...
  • Bobcat kitten in Native American burial ground might be clue to early human-cat relationship
    Bobcat kitten remains found in sacred Native American burial ground
    It often seems like all the great archeological finds, at least, as they pertain to cats, happen elsewhere. Numerous finds in Egypt show how the ancient Egyptians revered cats. The oldest known instance of cats living with humans was found in an...
  • Cover of "Temple Mount" by Keith Raffel
    Read the thriller “Temple Mount” by Keith Raffel
    Keith Raffel tells us he suffers from career ADD. I think he has a keen intellect and is curious and brave enough to want to experiment. Keith is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Oxford. One of his first jobs was serving as “counsel to...
  • Dig it! National Fossil Day is Coming October 15th
    Dig it! National Fossil Day is Coming October 15th
    Dig into the world of saber-toothed tigers, woolly mammoths, and dinosaurs on National Fossil Day on October 15. The nationwide celebration will feature special events that promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils.“More than 250...
  • Triangular Stone Stelae - Combo
    Was there once a Pan-North Atlantic Culture?
    There are many questions that North American archaeologists are not trying to answer. One of the most puzzling is the discovery of bronze tools and weapons in the Altamaha-Oconee River Basin, located in the State of Georgia. The August issue of...
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    Physicist says Ancient Egyptians used wet sand to move multi-ton pyramid stones
    Earlier today, the Huffington Post reported that the hotly-debated subject of how the Egyptians managed to move the several-ton stones used to make the pyramids. While researchers in the past have attempted to recreate the feat, they were always...
  • Native American fare this weekend
    Native American fare this weekend
    If you have ever wondered what Native Americans ate in Connecticut don't miss the event planned by the Institute of American Indian Studies www.iaismuseum.orgin Washington Connecticut called A Taste of Native America. Native American cuisine...
  • 10 year-old boy discovers 'mummy' stowed in grandmother's attic
    10 year-old boy discovers 'mummy' stowed in grandmother's attic
    A 10 year old boy in Deipholz, Germany stumbled across what seems to be a mummy in his grandmother's attic. Earlier today, Spiegel Online International reported that the boy, Alexander Kettler, discovered a wooden crate that his father pried...
  • Copal - 1615
    Re-discovered book confirms Maya city and Roanoke colonists in Georgia Mountains
    Two popular segments of the History Channel’s America Unearthed examined these mysteriesAmerica has a secret history. On June 18, 2013 a modest, unpaid researcher for the People of One Fire Native American research alliance turned that...
  • Robo-flies
    Robo-bugs, atomic movie, Jamestown horror, autism treatment, weird old jellies
    Robo-flies (Science News)Harvard engineers have created flying robots the size of mosquitoes. They are too small to have on-board power or controls; they're driven by external electric fields. They were designed as a way of studying the flight...
  • Medieval knight found: ‘700-year-old skeleton’ was discovered in parking lot
    Medieval knight found: ‘700-year-old skeleton’ was discovered in parking lot
    A medieval knight was found when a parking lot was being dug up to make room for a new building for Edinburgh University. “This find has the potential to be one of the most significant and exciting archaeological discoveries in the city for...
  • Ice-Age Camles
    Ice-age camels, desert horses, pre-human genealogy, lost continent, more
    Ice-age camels (Science News)Everyone knows about the giant, furry elephants of prehistory - mammoths and mastadons. Turns out the camels of that time were giant and wooly too.Desert horses (BBC)Archeologists have found artifacts on the Arabian...
  • The Honor Roll
    The Hotel Astor and Takalik Abaj (Photos)
    We had reservations but we were late: a massive traffic jam held us up for two hours and the dust from Acatenango was now mixed with sweat. The Pacific side of Guatemala is hot and humid all year round and we were grimy, greasy and ready for a...
  • Strange Journey
    The Magnetic Jaguar
    Once over the top of the volcanic range, the Pacific plain and valleys spread out below, planted in waves of corn which give way to lush canyons with streams and narrow bridges. The road, contrary to what we’d been told, had sections of...
  • On the road
    You Can't Get There From Here
    It was, at best, a quixotic road trip. At worst it was another adventure in the same vein as last springs’ wild ride to the Caribbean side of Guatemala, as chronicled in the series of ‘Four Pigs and a Land Rover.’The first leg of...
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