Saturday, June 26, 2010

Was the New World Settled Twice?

Were the primary ancestors of today's Native Americans really the first people to set foot in the New World? Genetic evidence suggests so, but ancient skeletons tell a different story. Now, the most detailed analysis yet of ancient American skulls concludes that there were two distinct waves of colonizers from Asia, suggesting that another group got here first.

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Was the New World Settled Twice?

by Andrew Lawle

Friday, June 25, 2010

HistoryWorld - Mesoamerican civilization Timeline

HistoryWorld - Mesoamerican civilization Timeline

If you are here, you already know of Teotihuacan,

but, what did the builders of this city call it? Just how extensive was their "empire"? We know they traded with the gulf coast. Check out "Cantona".

"Cantona: One of the Largest and Least-Visited Sites in Mexico"
with Ray Stewart

Cantona is located on a cold, 7,500-ft plateau, called the Plains of St. John in the state of Puebla, Mexico. This site was periodically occupied by Huastec Cholulan, Tlaxcaltec, and Mixtec people

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Chan Chan, Peru

600 years ago, it was the largest city in the Americas. The Chimu' capital, with ten thousand structures, some walls 30 feet high, all in a maze of passageways and streets. Their palaces and temples were decorated with elaborate friezes. Some were hundreds of feet long.

While it was fabulously wealthy it lacked fresh water.

It is threatened today by too much water. Torrential rains are washing away the city. Catch it while you can.