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 Thu, 2011-06-23 10:01
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 15:48
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 Wed, 2011-06-01 23:18
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 15:55
Just a quick reminder that Wasaga under Siege “A War of 1812 Experience” is approaching fast.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-04-16 11:24
A short documentary, entitled The Vinland Mystery, looks at the search for the "only known Norse settlement in North America - Vinland the Good."
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2011-04-05 16:48
Did Spanish conquistadors first settle North Carolina? After discoveries in the 1980's along the Catawba River, where archaeologists found a Spanish fort, they just may have. The Berry Site is located near Morganton, North Carolina.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-03-23 06:08
Tired of the same, old tourist attractions? Huffington Post has some ideas for the Most Overlooked Historic Sites In The World in slideshow format.
Submitted by bearpathmc on Tue, 2011-03-15 12:48
Olde Worlde Colonial Products is a purveyor of medieval and colonial outdoor lighting. Their core product is the Colonial Cressett which is handcrafted in wrought iron and designed to cast a warming glow at reenactment camp sites and homes alike. The Colonial Cressett may be spiked into the ground or used with an optional three legged stand also made of wrought iron.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-02-13 18:23
Britton reports that Delegate Harvey Morgan of the Virginia legislature has proposed a change to laws affecting the practice of falconry and hunting with dogs.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-01-21 07:48
Central Minnesota is the home of Hill Museum at St. John's Abbey, an unlikely site for the world's largest collection of historic religious manuscripts. Ray Suarez of PBS Newshour interviews Father Columba Stewart, director of the museum. (video)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-12-19 08:27
According to new research, Viking explorers brought a Native American woman to Iceland in the 11th century, an act borne out by evidence of Native American genes in 80 modern Icelanders. Results of the study by Spain's Centre for Scientific Research will be published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Tue, 2010-12-14 16:38
400-year old smoking pipes bearing the names of their intended owners have been unearthed in Jamestown, Virginia (USA).
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-11-21 12:04
Experts believe they have discovered the site of the church where Pocahontas married tobacco farmer John Rolfe in Jamestown, Virginia in 1614.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-11-19 17:50
Canadians who wish to own their own official heraldry may apply directly through the Canadian government rather than going through the British heraldy offices.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-10-10 10:50
The website Virtual Jamestown includes a gallery of photos of artifacts found at the Jamestown site. The gallery includes large images and rotating clips of each of the artifacts in the collection.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-09-02 09:36
In 2006, volunteers from the French Shore Historical Society based in Conche, Newfoundland, Canada, and Christina and Jean Claude Roy began to document the history of their region with a Bayeux Tapestry-type embroidery project.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Tue, 2010-08-31 19:05
Archeologists digging at Magdalena de Cao Viejo in Peru have found a letter written in the eary 17th century by a Spanish colonist. On the back of the letter is a list of numbers written in Spanish, Arabic numerals, and an unknown language.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-08-27 07:50
On September 10, 2010, the Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center at Monticello will host the 2010 Historic Plants Symposium as part of the Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello. The program will feature a dinner program “Come to Table,” Historic Plants in the American Kitchen" with Rosalind Creasy.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-08-26 11:08
This year's Fourth Annual Heritage Harvest Festival takes place Saturday, September 11, 2010 with a series of workshops, demonstrations, and presentations.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2010-08-08 15:57
The well-sealed tomb of a Mayan king has offered a treasure trove of new information for scholars. Archaeologists at El Zotz in Guatemala found the tomb in May, but kept their discovery secret until recently in an effort to protect the find from looters.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-08-01 06:56
During the New World plague of the 16th century, a group of artists and intellectuals barricaded themselves in the Colegio de Santa Cruz de Santiago Tlaltelolco to produced the Florentine Codex, a massive encyclopedia handwritten in three columns and two languages. The work has been restored and digitized.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2010-07-28 09:36
We all know the schoolboy version of the naming of the American continents: merchant explorer Amerigo Vespucci supposedly named the New World after himself. But a little-known proofreader and scholar named Matthias Ringmann may actually be responsible.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Thu, 2010-07-22 17:03
Researchers are scouring backyards in suburban Mystic, Connecticut, looking for remains of the Pequot War. They hope to use artifacts to help map the location of the battlefields.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-07-08 15:16
Wasaga under Siege – “A War of 1812 Experience” Nancy Island Historic Site, Wasaga Beach, Ontario, Canada July 23rd, 24th, 25th/2010
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Thu, 2010-07-08 14:36
Archaeologists digging at the Plaza de la Constitucion in St. Augustine, Florida, are finding that the plaza is different than the plans authorized by the King of Spain in the late 1500's.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2010-07-08 11:17
Archaeologists working on an excavation in downtown Mexico City think they are on the brink of discovering the first Aztec royal tomb ever found. Meanwhile, objects from the dig are on display at "Moctezuma II: Times and Destiny of a Ruler" at the Templo Mayor Museum.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2010-07-07 08:25
An analysis of oyster shells thrown away by colonists in Jamestown, Virginia, indicates that historical accounts of a severe drought in 1611-1612 are correct. The shells show that the James River was much saltier during those years than in the present day, indicating lower rainfall.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-07-05 15:28
A new study by a team of scientists from the University of Miami finds that El Niño and La Niña may have caused cooling in the central Pacific, leading to drought in medieval Europe.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2010-06-16 19:17
Early European explorers in the Caribbean islands commented on the "abominable" and "frightening" figures in the locals' art, with their bared teeth and "burning" eyes. But a new analysis suggests that the artists may have intended these expressions as inviting smiles rather than demonic grimaces.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2010-06-10 16:01
When Patrick E. McGovern read an article about traces of an "unidentified beverage" being found inside 2800-year-old pottery vessels in Central America, he was inspired to collaborate with the author, anthropologist John Henderson, and eventually to recreate a brew made from cacao beans.