A Canadian archaeologist looks for missing clues to New World history. One question Heather Pringle, the author of “Vikings and Native American” raises on the topic is “Where did this spun yarn come from?”. The spun yarn are pieces of cordage that came from a settlement at Baffin Island. Experts say that the yarn was made by Norse women. Another question is “Did the spun yarn represent a missing clue to New World history?”. The author did not give an exact answer to this question, but she says how the yarn worked as trade to reach the New World.
The Inuit art played a very important role in the their culture. They used all their resources they could to make art, but as today they are getting low or scarce of the resources that they could get easily before. The resources are getting scarce because of the recent problem with the weather changes. They used
Native American art is a profoundly expressive culture that has been a way of life for so many Native Americans. Native American art history has advanced over thousands of years and is composed of several idiosyncratic styles from the differentiating cultures of diverse Indian tribes. From Navajo to Hopi, each
Anthropological theories concerning the peopling of North America is a topic that is widely debated. By far, Western scientists seem to agree that: “As a result of the vast amount of water that was locked up in glacial ice toward the end of the Pleistocene era, there was a worldwide
When we think of prehistoric things they may think of things of the past, but with the breakthrough unearthing of the Kennewick Man transformed peoples thought of prehistoric existences. The Kennewick Man or “The Ancient Man” is the name given to the skeletal remains of a man found in Kennewick, Washington on July 28,1996. A pair of bystanders accidentally found the skeleton remains of the Kennewick Man. With the discovery it has brought up many disagreements about what to do with the Kennewick man. The question now is who is really responsible for the remains of the Kennewick Man.
Kennewick Man is one of the most complete ancient skeletons found to date. The discovery initiated scholarly and public debate of the legal and ethical implications of anthropological study of Native American human remains. The Kennewick Man controversy has called into question the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA)’s ability to balance tribal, museum, and archaeological interest in ancient human remains.
The last article talks about the 59th Unnamed Cave, in Florida. This cave is located in the eastern part of the Florida Panhandle. From the dates of the artifacts and the dates of the glyph, the site was occupied in the Late Woodland period. The cave was discover in 2007 when a group of cave explorer saw fine engravings on the wall. This site was the first cave art site that was found in Florida and it is the second rock art site that was found in the states. Rock art is very rare in Florida, but now with the site found there is a wider perspective on the importance of rock art. The site did not only include the petroglyph drawing of the past, but it included some artifacts that was use to help date the time that the cave was occupied.
New Kinord is an ancient settlement situated in the Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve to the South-West of the city of Aberdeen, as seen in figure 1. New Kinord has not yet been excavated and many questions are still left unanswered, however the site has been surveyed by Sir
The Barona Tribal Museum presents several interesting exhibits that showcased different aspects of Native Indian culture and lifestyle such as their sciences, athletics and the planning/architecture of the Barona Indian Reservations. The first exhibit that the museum presents is the Native American natural sciences where they demonstrated how the Natives use
Archaeologists are now able to come together with natives and learn about the past as a team, getting more insight into ceremonials, traditions, sacred ritueals, everyday workings, and lifestyles of native peoples. Respecting the grounds and artifacts of these indigenous people is respecting their heritage- our universal heritage. The unfolding of information allows archaeologists to gain perspective on the people and land before the white
When I visited the Ziibiwing Center’s exhibits at the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tripe of Michigan building in Diba Jimooyung permanent other great lakes Anishinabek . I saw the weapon and plastic models, swords. the displays go through the Seven fires prophecy, an Anishinaabe prophecy which marks phases, or epochs, in the life of the people on Turtle Island, a Native American name for the North American continent. Anishinaabe is the identification often used by the Odawa, Ojibwa, Potawatomi. Also shows winter and summer living quarters, clothing, jewelry and photos from late 19th century. In the present current structure of the association reflects our dedication to our central goal. the staff is organized into three essential office
The nomadic tribes who roamed the Northern Plains gathered on this site of natural beauty where today visitors can relive the stories of a people who came here to hunt bison, gather food and herbs and escape the winter winds. Walking in their footsteps, you will understand why this site was a place of worship and celebration, of renewal with the natural world and of a deep spirituality. The story of Wanuskewin is just beginning to be uncovered. Some archaeological dig sites date back thousands of years making them older than the Egyptian pyramids; these sites provide clues to the daily existence of the early peoples. Tipi rings, stones cairns, pottery fragments, plant seeds, projectile points, egg shell fragments and animal bones all give evidence of active thriving societies. While some sites teach us about life thousands of years ago other sites like the ancient Medicine Wheel still remain shrouded in mist. Wanuskewin is Canada’s longest-running archaeological dig. Famed archaeologist Dr. Ernie Walker and his fellow researchers have been unearthing treasures since the 1970s and continue to do so today. In May and June you can find some of Dr. Ernie Walker’s archaeology students from the University of Saskatchewan working at one of the
The majority of cultural research conducted at KLGO consists in identifying historic sites and on the historical aspects of the Stampede years during the Gold Rush. Two archaeological sites located at KLGO on the U.S. side of the park boundary identify positively as being pre-Gold Rush. In 1994, KLGO archaeologists identified an early- contact rock shelter or 49-SKG-148 located on Long Hill (along the Chilkoot Trail) dating to the mid to late 1800s. Upwards of 40 cm of alluvial deposition in and around the rock shelter produced a varied assemblage of artifacts including: lithic debitage of varied materials, trade beads of Russian and American origin, lead shot, a .38 caliber bullet, a varied assemblage of burned bone, red ochre, and a United
Indians arrived in America some 30,000 to 40,000 years ago. Archeological findings and Radiocarbon testing suggested that the prehistoric people who populated the Americas were hunters following the herds of wooly mammoths. They walked from Siberia across a land bridge into Alaska. They headed south toward warmer climates, slaughtering the mammoths as they went. As the glaciers melted, the oceans rose and covered this land bridge, creating the present-day Bering Strait and separating Alaska from Russia. By the time Christopher Columbus arrived, they were millions of what might be called First Americans or Amerindians occupying the two continents of Americas. The first noted documentation of the Beringia theory of the peopling of North America was by Jose de
Part A: Introduction and Statement of Objectives Wilfrid Laurier University has conducted an archaeological field school at Old Fort Erie in 2012, 2013, and 2015. The work has primarily been conducted by undergraduate students supervised by Teaching Assistants and Dr. John Triggs. This paper will be focused on the 2015 season, specifically nnit M, excavated by Joshua Graf. The artifacts recovered from the Unit have been catalogued and entered into an excel worksheet; pivot tables have also been created. These artifacts will be analyzed and statements will be made about the assemblage and its relation to the wider site.