Category Archives: Prehistoric America

Video: Torn – Recovering California’s Stolen Cultural Heritage | Watch ViewFinder Online | KVIE Public Television Video

Torn – Recovering California’s Stolen Cultural Heritage+ADD Aired: 08/20/2014 27:10 Rating: NRIn the desolate Owens Valley, looters have been stealing or destroying ancient artifacts, including petroglyphs thousands of years old. Join archeologists, Native American tribal members, and federal land officials … Continue reading

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First inhabitants of Arctic not related to the Inuit : Archaeology News from Past Horizons

First inhabitants of Arctic not related to the InuitArticle created on Friday, August 29, 2014PrintShare on Facebook0Tweet about this on Twitter0Share on LinkedIn0Share on Reddit0Share on StumbleUpon0Share on Google+0Email this to someoneWe know people have lived in the New World … Continue reading

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Evidence of Hobbling, Torture Discovered at Ancient Massacre Site in Colorado | Western Digs

he site of a gruesome massacre some 1,200 years ago in southwestern Colorado is yielding new evidence of the severity, and the grisly intensity, of the violence that took place there. First excavated in 2005 near the town of Durango, … Continue reading

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Grisly Mass Grave in Utah Cave Is Evidence of ‘Prehistoric Warfare,’ Study Says | Western Digs

Nearly a hundred skeletons buried in a cave in southeast Utah offer grisly evidence that ancient Americans waged war on each other as much as 2,000 years ago, according to new research.Dozens of bodies, dating from the first century CE, … Continue reading

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Recapping the Recapture Canyon ATV protest | Friends of Cedar Mesa

Posted on May 13, 2014 A first hand report by Executive Director, Josh Ewing Frustrated with years of delay from the BLM in deciding the fate of a proposed ATV trail in Recapture Canyon, protestors rode their machines into the … Continue reading

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Photo of the day: Doors, Chaco Culture National Historic Park

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America’s only Clovis skeleton genome offers clues to Native American ancestry (Update)

Nearly 13,000 years ago, a baby boy died in what is Montana today. Mourners stained his tiny body with red ochre and entombed him with artefacts that had likely been in his family for generations. After lying undisturbed for millennia, … Continue reading

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What Killed the Great Beasts of North America? | Science/AAAS | News

Until about 11,000 years ago, mammoths, giant beavers, and other massive mammals roamed North America. Many researchers have blamed their demise on incoming Paleoindians, the first Americans, who allegedly hunted them to extinction. But a new study fingers climate and … Continue reading

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Americas’ Natives Have European Roots – Scientific American

The 24,000-year-old remains of a young boy from the Siberian village of Mal’ta have added a new root to the family tree of indigenous Americans. While some of the New World’s native ancestry clearly traces back to east Asia, the … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day: Great Kiva, Chimney Rock National Monument, Colorado

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Photo of the Day: Hilltop Ruin, Grand Canyon National Park

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Photo of the Day: Moab Rock Art

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Photo of the Day: Grand Gulch Primitive Area, UT

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Prehistoric humans not wiped out by comet, say researchers

Comet explosions did not end the prehistoric human culture, known as Clovis, in North America 13,000 years ago, according to research published in the journal Geophysical Monograph Series. Researchers from Royal Holloway university, together with Sandia National Laboratories and 13 … Continue reading

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Aztec Conquest Altered Genetics among Early Mexico Inhabitants

AUSTIN, Texas — For centuries, the fate of the original Otomí inhabitants of Xaltocan, the capital of a pre-Aztec Mexican city-state, has remained unknown. Researchers have long wondered whether they assimilated with the Aztecs or abandoned the town altogether. According … Continue reading

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