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 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).
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-04-09 08:06
Extensive DNA testing has yet to reveal the identity of a skeleton found in the Jamestown, Virginia excavations. Researchers now doubt that the remains belong to Captain Bartholomew Gosnold.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-04-06 12:31
As many as a million Mexicans have watched an annual reenactment of the crucifixion of Christ unaware that a pyramid of the Teotihuacan culture lay under the soil on which they stood.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-04-02 19:39
The Associated Press reports that a construction crew working at Pensacola's Naval Air Station in Florida has discovered a 16th century Spanish ship buried in the sand.
Submitted by lilli on Mon, 2006-03-20 18:43
Debate about origins and final resting place of Columbus has raged for over a century, with historians questioning the traditional theory that he hails from Genoa, Italy. Some say he was a Spanish Jew, a Greek, a Basque or Portuguese.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-03-05 13:19
A recently unearthed Aztec mural, painted shortly after the Spanish conquest, combines Aztec mythology with Christian symbols including a large black and white cross.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-02-16 11:05
A gold ring, discovered by in 1998 by archaeologist David S. Phelps, may provide evidence of the contact between British explorers and Native Americans in the late 16th century.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-01-27 15:11
Chinese lawyer Liu Gang recently revealed a map he claims proves China's claims to the discovery of America, but the announcement met with a cool reception from Chinese scholars.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-01-26 20:34
Researchers in Spain plan to compare DNA from hundreds of residents of Catalan with the surname Colom to determine if the explorer was an Italian or really a Catalan pirate.
Submitted by Karen on Mon, 2005-12-12 19:27
The News Journal describes several examples of "agritourism" in the state of Delaware, including Baronage Farm in Townsend.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-11-26 12:05
Researchers have long questioned Captain John Smith's claim that he explored much of the Nanticoke River in Virginia in a brief, three-day period during the summer of 1608. Now a new expedition may give them answers.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-11-23 18:17
DNA tests conducted on a 400-year-old Jamestown, VA skeleton have failed to prove that the remains are those of Jamestown founder Bartholomew Gosnold.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-11-20 14:54
The State Game Commission of Pennsylvania is drafting regulations to allow hunters to use atlatls, wooden spear throwers first utilized by early man.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-11-13 17:53
New DNA evidence has produced some surprising links between Hispanics living the America's Southwest and Sephardic Jews who fled the Inquisition 400 years ago.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-10-23 08:38
Archaeologists just won't give up. New plans are afoot to "scour" Roanoke Sound in search of clues to the fate of the Lost Colony.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-06-18 09:05
Is a skeleton found at colonial Jamestown, Virginia that of the colony's founder Capt. Bartholomew Gosnold? Scientists hope to solve the mystery by studying English DNA.
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2005-06-09 18:25
Stuart W. Mirsky has written an historical novel about the Norse in North America circa AD 1050 (after Leif Eiriksson is believed to have traveled here).
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-04-24 13:40
Archaeologists working on excavations at the colonial Jamestown settlement have discovered, largely intact, a "coat of jacks," a rare example of 17th century body armor.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-02-26 20:35
Researchers are hoping that DNA tests will confirm the identity of Capt. Bartholomew Gosnold, privateer, explorer and namer of Cape Cod.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2004-12-03 14:27
Archaeologists have discovered the family home of a Viking woman they believe returned to Iceland after a trip to North America, where she had given birth to a child.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2004-09-13 23:03
Protesters claim that the construction of a new grocery store near the ancient Mexican city of Teotihuacan will upset the "cosmic equilibrium" of the area.