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, 2007-01-25 19:16
The recent discovery of some 400-year-old seeds in a well at the Colonial Jamestown archaeological site has given researchers much to ponder about the life and survival skills of the early Jamestown settlers.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-01-02 16:52
For six days in June of 2007, the residents of Norfolk, Virginia will celebrate the 400th anniversary of the founding of the Jamestown Colony with "military, maritime and cultural activities" designed to showcase the best of the region.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-01-01 18:31
An article by Birgitta Wallace for the online version of the Canadian history magazine The Beaver looks at the settlements of the Vikings in North America and their reasons for abandoning their settlements in the New World.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-11-16 11:48
A 13-member crew of archaeological divers has been excavating the Queen Anne's Revenge, flagship of the notorious privateer and pirate Blackbeard, off the North Carolina coast.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2006-10-29 18:18
An Arizona-based research is looking for clues to the origin of a Rhode Island landmark. Many conflicting stories surround the Old Stone Tower in Newport, including the theory that it was built by twelfth-century Norse travelers.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-10-27 10:42
"Genovese nobleman or Catalan pirate? Adventurous explorer or greedy tyrant? What if the Italian gentleman who discovered America was in fact a brutal torturer and slave owner? And what if he wasn't even Italian?" Two Spanish scholars hope to answer some of the long-debated questions about Christopher Columbus using newly obtained evidence.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-10-05 17:36
In 1526, Luis Vasquez de Ayllon attempted to establish a Spanish colony on the coast of what is now the state of Georgia. He ran his vessel aground off the South Carolina coast, and it all began to go horribly wrong. Now researchers are looking for the wrecked flagship of the colony expedition.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2006-10-02 11:15
On October 2, during his second voyage to North America, Jacques Cartier came to a town which he renamed "Montreal."
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-09-29 10:43
Vasco Núñez de Balboa became the first European to see the Pacific Ocean on September 29, 1513.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-09-20 14:57
Archaeologists have solved a great mystery of Canadian history: the location of Jacques Cartier's 1541 settlement Fort Charlesbourg-Royal. The recent discovery of a 465-year-old pottery shard has placed the site near present day Quebec City.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-09-15 07:17
Don Tristan de Luna y Arellano is recognized as the founder of the first European settlement in Florida which was established near Pensacola in 1559. The settlement was destroyed by a hurricane two years later. Now, with the 450th anniversary approaching, archaeologists are searching for the site.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-09-09 10:30
On July 26, 2006, Wikipedia honored the 750th anniversary of American independence with a special feature and a parade to the White House.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Fri, 2006-08-25 17:22
The Government of Quebec is to spend CDN$8 million on excavating a site believed to be the site of a fort built by Jacques Cartier built during his third and final voyage to the French colony.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-08-05 08:40
Recent excavations at Jamestown, Virginia are making researchers rethink their knowledge of what life in the early 17th century British colony was like.
Submitted by Gwenhyfar on Mon, 2006-07-10 16:50
Alberta, Canada beekeepers are hoping the province's move to allow a cottage wine industry to develop for an ancient beverage will create a buzz among liquor connoisseurs.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Tue, 2006-07-04 13:47
Scientists have uncovered a ring of stones in the Amazon jungle near Sao Paulo, Brazil, that they are calling the "Tropical Stonehenge."
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-07-01 10:37
Hernan Cortes and his soldiers fled the city of Tenochtitlan on July 1, 1520, an event traditionally remembered as "La Noche Triste."
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2006-06-18 11:24
Hernando de Soto, the Spanish-born explorer and conquistador, crossed the Mississippi River westward on or about June 18, 1541.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-06-17 15:31
Amateur archaeologists in the state of Georgia are on a mission - or looking for one: the lost mission of Santa Isabel de Utinahica, built in the 17th century somewhere near Jacksonville.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-06-13 07:18
The Godspeed is set to sail this summer. A replica of the 17th century ship that carried the first settlers to Jamestown, Virginia, the ship will be touring the East Coast of the United States.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-06-05 22:04
The mystery continues. After years of testing, Spanish researchers are claming that their country possesses the bones of explorer Christopher Columbus.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-06-04 18:09
Ben Tracy of Minneapolis' WCCO reports on the "secret code" contained in the famous Kensington Runestone. The stone, discovered 100 years ago near Alexandria, Minnesota, bears a carved inscription dating to 1362.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-06-02 07:47
A new museum-quality show presents Gothic Revival furniture and architecture from 19th century America.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-05-26 18:14
A recently-discovered well in Jamestown, Virginia has turned out to be a treasure trove of artifacts from the area's early residents including tobacco seeds, shells, fish bones, and a child's leather shoe.
Submitted by Justin on Mon, 2006-05-15 16:34
Two SCA members who also cross over into 18th century fencing reenactment in the New World were among those who entertained and educated the public at the Pottstown, Pennsylvania May Day Festival. The Pottstown Mercury has the story, courtesy of Evan Brandt.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2006-05-15 07:02
The grandson of Thor Heyerdahl is re-enacting his grandfather's 1947 re-enactment of a hypothetical ancient voyage from South America to the Polynesian islands.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-05-13 10:52
Amerigo Vespucci departed Lisbon on May 13, 1501 on the voyage that would put his name on two continents.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-04-28 10:31
The final defeat of the Aztec empire began when Hernan Cortes laid siege to the capital city of Tenochtitlan on April 28, 1521.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-04-15 16:18
Newsweek has listed three iconic medieval structures among the Seven Most Endangered Wonders of the World.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-04-15 08:51
Some former participants are blaming "stitch counters," elitists who demand extreme authenticity for reenactors, for the cancellation of this year's staging of the Civil War Battle of Selma (Alabama).