Pre-Colonial America
The pre-Columbian era incorporates all period subdivisions in the history and prehistory of the Americas before the appearance of significant European influences on the American continents, spanning...
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Are Native Americans Offended By Cultural Appropriation?
Will Witt visited the Navajo Nation to find out what American Indians really believe about cultural appropriation. Check it out! Follow Will Witt on social media: @thewillwitt
Laser Technology Discovers Over 60,000 Structures from Maya Civilization
This breakthrough discovery changes everything archeologists previously thought about this ancient culture.
Is it "forbidden" to say the Giza people built these "Inca" buildings in Europe? Sardina, etc..
MYTH: The Fourth Dynasty reigned in Egypt, localised there. REALITY: The Fourth Dynasty is a modern historical representation for an ancient culture of WORLD...
Indigenous Peoples' Day Gains Momentum As A Replacement For Columbus Day
Denver, where Columbus Day was first celebrated about 100 years ago, now permanently recognizes Indigenous Peoples' Day.
Native Americans Dig In For 'Long Haul' At Camp Protesting Oil Pipeline
All eyes are on a federal judge who could freeze construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline.
We Were Wrong About How Ancient Humans Colonized North America
It’s a veritable certainty that North America’s first people arrived via the Bering Land Bridge, but less certainty exists about how and where they migrated from there. For years, scientists thought t...
Amazing Things We’ve Learned From 800 Ancient Skull Surgeries
The practice of trepanation was surprisingly successful and was seen more often during the Inca heyday due to the weapons used in war.
Experts Doubt That a Teen Found a Lost Maya City
A Canadian teen says he discovered a lost Maya city using ancient star maps and satellite images provided by NASA and Google. As the remarkable story went viral yesterday, a number of experts spoke ou...
Teen Discovers Mayan City From Star Maps
“I believe that children are our future,” as Whitney Houston sang. “Teach them well and let them use star maps to find undiscovered Mayan cities.”
Ancient Salvadoran Village Buried By Ash Freezes Daily Life In Time
A continuing look at a Maya village in El Salvador frozen in time by a blanket of volcanic ash 1,400 years ago shows the farming families who lived there went about their daily lives with virtually no...
South America: The Original Cultures - Ancient Man and His First Civilizations
The enigma of ancient South American development, [cultures evolving to the building of Monumental Structures BEFORE they have even learned to make ceramics - pottery], is wonderfully illustrated by w...
The Secrets Of Machu Picchu’s Skeletons
Located 2,430 m above sea level, where the Peruvian Andes meet the Amazon Basin, Machu Picchu is located on a picturesque ridge, and holds mysteries of an ancient past. Approximately 200 stone terrace...
Evidence Of New World's Oldest Decapitation Found
Scientists digging at rock a shelter in Brazil have discovered evidence of human decapitation that dates back 9,000 years, making it oldest case ever seen in the New World. But the story of the headle...
Pre-Adamites: Ancient Civilizations Developed On Earth Before History Suggests
Text "s it possible that advanced civilization existed on Earth before “recorded” history? Is it possible that religion only tells one side of the story? According to two notable gentlemen such as Rom...
Guatemala dig uncovers Mayan artefacts
Archaeologists working in northern Guatemala uncover three well-preserved Mayan panels dating back around 1,400 years. The panels display ancient hieroglyphics that provide insights into the civilisat...
Settlement of the Americas
The question of how, when, where and why humans first entered the Americas is of intense interest to archaeologists and anthropologists, and has been a subject of heated debate for centuries. Several ...
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Paleo-Indians
Paleo-Indians (Paleoindians) or Paleoamericans is a classification term given to the first peoples who entered, and subsequently inhabited, the American continents during the final glacial episodes of...
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Genetic history of indigenous peoples of the Americas
Genetic history of indigenous peoples of the Americas primarily focus on Human Y-chromosome DNA haplogroups and Human mitochondrial DNA haplogroups. Autosomal "atDNA" markers are also used, but differ...
Genetic history of indigenous peoples of the Americas - Wikipedia
Aboriginal peoples in Canada
Aboriginal peoples in Canada, or Aboriginal Canadians, are the indigenous peoples within the boundaries of present-day Canada. They comprise the First Nations, Inuit and Métis. The descriptors "Indian...
Aboriginal peoples in Canada - Wikipedia
Native Americans in the United States
Native Americans who live within the boundaries of the present-day United States (including the indigenous peoples of Alaska and Hawaii) are composed of numerous, distinct tribes, bands and ethnic gro...
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Pre-Columbian Mexico
The pre-Columbian history of the territory now comprising contemporary Mexico is known through the work of archaeologists and epigraphers, and through the accounts of the conquistadors, clergymen, an...
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List of archaeological periods (North America)
North American archaeological periods divides the history of pre-Columbian North America into a number of named successive eras or periods, from the earliest-known human habitation through to the ear...
List of archaeological periods (North America) - Wikipedia
Woodland period
The Woodland period of North American pre-Columbian cultures was from roughly 1000 BCE to 1000 CE in the eastern part of North America. The term "Woodland Period" was introduced in the 1930s as a gene...
Woodland period - Wikipedia
Mississippian culture
The Mississippian culture was a mound-building Native American culture that flourished in what is now the Midwestern, Eastern, and Southeastern United States from approximately 800 to 1600 AD, varying...
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Mesoamerican chronology
Mesoamerican chronology divides the history of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica into several periods: the Paleo-Indian (first human habitation–3500 BCE), the Archaic (3500–2000), the Preclassic o...
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Olmec
The Olmec were the first 'major' civilization in Mexico following a progressive development in Soconusco. They lived in the tropical lowlands of south-central Mexico, in the present-day states of Vera...
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Teotihuacan
98°50′37.68″W / 19.69250°N 98.8438000°W / 19.69250; -98.8438000Location in Greater Mexico CityTeotihuacan /teɪˌoʊtiːwəˈkɑːn/, also written Teotihuacán (Spanish  teotiwa'k...
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Maya civilization
The Maya is a Mesoamerican civilization, noted for Maya script, the only known fully developed writing system of the pre-Columbian Americas, as well as for its art, architecture, and mathematical and ...
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Aztec
The Aztec /ˈæztɛk/ people were certain ethnic groups of central Mexico, particularly those groups who spoke the Nahuatl language and who dominated large parts of Mesoamerica from the 14th to 16th cent...
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