Incan, Aztec, Native American, and other cultures native to the New World, as well as those cultures imported by colonists during the Medieval and Renaissance period.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-06-02 17:08
Beneath the earthwork of Fort Pocahontas in Virginia lies a treasure: Fort James, the first permanent English settlement in the New World. Now archaeologists must make a painful decision: preserve a Civil War fort or discover the secrets of the 1607 settlement.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-05-19 15:42
Archaeologists from Ecuador's Cultural Patrimony Institute hope to discover the tomb of Atahualpa, the last Inca emperor, during a dig to be conducted at Sigchos, about 70km south of Quito. The site was found in 2010 by Ecuadoran historian Tamara Estupinan.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Mon, 2012-05-14 11:08
Theories about the fate of the "Lost Colony", a group of English colonists who founded a settlement in coastal North Carolina (USA), have ranged from disease to alien abduction. New evidence found on an English map may finally answer the question.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-05-02 14:56
In 2005, a team of divers with the Barra Sul Project discovered the remains of a ship off the coast of Santa Catarina in Brazil. Now they believe that vessel may have been a lost supply ship sent by Spain to build two forts on the Strait of Magellan.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-04-29 08:08
It appears that Viking mice, which traveled on ships with their human warrior companions, found Newfoundland mostly not to their liking, according to a new study evolutionary biologist Eleanor Jones in the journal BMC Evolutionary Biology.
Submitted by Groomporter on Fri, 2012-04-20 10:08
J. Henderson Artifacts recreates historic pattern mugs, jugs, bottles, jars, chamber pots, candleholders, lanterns, inkwells, pitchers, pots, bowls, pie-birds, dolls, trenchers, plates, churns, including wood-fired salt glazes. Their wares are used as props by several historic sites.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Fri, 2012-03-30 15:23
The U.S. Government is set to name a spot north of San Francisco, California after Sir Francis Drake, giving credance to that spot as the true location where Drake landed and claimed "Nova Albion" for Elizabeth I.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-03-21 17:44
Come and join the Barony of Fontaine dans Sable as it transforms a day of rapier fighting into a rendition of Verona, in the style of Romeo and Juliet. April 7, 2012.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Tue, 2012-03-20 18:55
Recent archaeological discoveries indicate the Spanish search for gold may have taken them into Colorado much earlier than previously thought.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Fri, 2012-02-10 08:30
Was there a guinea pig sitting in the cage of a 16th century classroom? A new archaeological find proves it's possible. The 3rd ever early European guinea pig skeleton has been found in Belgium. Experts believe it was buried like a pet.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2012-01-12 17:49
On January 28, 2012, the Shire of Boesenberg proudly presents Show Us Your Bootie.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2012-01-09 16:57
A paper by Patricia L. Crown, of the Department of Anthropology, University of New Mexico, and W. Jeffrey Hurst, of The Hershey Center for Health and Nutrition, published on the PNAS website, explores the evidence of the use of cacao in the 11th and 12th centuries in the American Southwest.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2011-12-29 18:20
According to The Onion's entertainment reporter, a troupe of traveling mummers is making a hit across the USA this holiday season.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2011-12-20 14:46
Scholars and preservationists at the historic site of Jamestown, Virginia, believe they have discovered the remains of one of the country's oldest Protestant churches, the site where Pocahontas was baptized and married.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-12-14 10:22
Algoma 1812 is looking for re-enactors, artisans, entertainers, historical displays, musicians, merchants, etc., to join them from July 17th to July 22nd, 2012 to help launch Algoma 1812’s kick off for the War of 1812 Bicentennial, at Fort St. Joseph & Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Sites, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-12-04 09:17
The quest for the body of Sir Francis Drake, who died at sea in 1596, is on. Pat Croce, owner of a pirate museum, believes he has discovered the location of Drake's body off the coast of Panama.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-11-25 08:15
Peruvian and Spanish archaeologists recently used historical documents from an archive in Spain to help locate the site of Peru's oldest Roman Catholic church near Piura on the country's northern coast. The church was built in 1534.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Fri, 2011-11-11 16:15
Jewelry and other artifacts from the 1500s have been found in an excavation of a Native American village in Georgia (USA). The artifacts suggest that conquistador Hernando de Soto may have travelled far off course in his exploration of Florida and points west.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-11-06 10:21
Dr. James Frankki, of Sam Houston State University, has studied the Kensington Runestone in Minnesota and the Heavener Runestone in Oklahoma. Now he is taking look at a recently-discovered stone in Missouri.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-09-30 21:10
15th century Bavarian lager beer may have an unlikely parentage: a blend of German yeast with one found in the beech forests of Patagonia in southern Argentina, and brought to Germany aboard European ships.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-09-26 13:01
For less than a cool CAN$1 million, you can own your own castle getaway, a short drive from the Canadian capital city of Ottawa, complete with "guard tower, battlements, dungeon, and a moat." (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-08-25 10:36
AOL has published a slideshow of "11 Bizarre and Mysterious Historical Sites," including several from the Middle Ages. (photos)
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Mon, 2011-08-08 07:20
The Knights Templar is no longer just a historic group shrouded in mystery. A violent Mexican drug cartel has been founded under the same name, and espouses its own code of conduct and chivalry.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Mon, 2011-07-18 15:50
A 16th century Chinese bronze in the form of a Foo Dog has been found off the Pacific coast of Baja, Mexico. The artifact is believed to come from the cargo of the galleon San Felipe which disappeared in 1576.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-07-07 13:51
No one expected archaeologist William Kelso to find the "lost" English fort built at Jamestown, Virginia in 1607, but he did. Now the 70-year-old expert hopes to follow the evolution of the fort with the help of university students. (video)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-07-02 07:32
Early 16th century Spanish explorers in North America reported the existance of a settlement in modern-day South Carolina of people with "red to brown hair, tan skin and gray eyes." The settlement was called Duhare.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-06-23 11:01
Anne-Marie Desaulty believes coins can tell a story. She and colleagues from the University of Lyon are using mass spectrometry to study isotopes of lead and copper found in coins of the 16th and 17th centuries in hopes of discovering the cause of the great Price Revolution.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Sun, 2011-06-12 16:48
Researchers have added "climate change" to the list of possible reasons that the Vikings suddenly abandoned Greenland around 1400. Analysis of lake sediment cores has revealed that there was a sharp cooling trend from about 1100 onwards.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-06-02 00:18
Fans of the Ozark Medieval Fortress, or fans of castles in general, may wish to help make the site the best attraction in Arkansas by voting online. Voting ends June 8, 2011
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-04-22 16:55
Just a quick reminder that Wasaga under Siege “A War of 1812 Experience” is approaching fast.