• Contemporary Social Studies 2010

    Updated: 2012-04-30 21:59:53
    Ning Brought to you by Search Sign Up Sign In Teaching Digital History using documents , images , maps and online tools Main My Page Members Photos Videos Blogs Forum All Discussions My Discussions Add Contemporary Social Studies 2010 Posted by John Lee on December 6, 2010 at 3:03pm in Visual historical inquiry View Discussions Social studies is a big and sometimes unwieldy subject . Given with the massive body of content in the field and differentiation among pedagogical approaches , social studies educators have the space to be creative and expressive . There are certainly some agreed upon aims in social studies . In fact , there is something approaching consensus that social studies should aim to prepare young people for citizenship . But , what that process entails is a point of

  • Beachcombers loot original Fort Lauderdale

    Updated: 2012-04-30 21:08:34
    Archaeologists are worried that beachcombers have looted valuable artifacts from the original Fort Lauderdale, built during the Second Seminole War. Although there are two signs marking the area as the site of a fort built by Maj. William Lauderdale during the Second Seminole War, there are no signs warning visitors not to take any relics [...]

  • 10,000-year-old remains disappear from underwater cenote

    Updated: 2012-04-30 16:03:36
    A 10,000-year-old skeleton has been stolen from a cenote in Mexico. In response, the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) in Mexico City has placed “wanted” posters in supermarkets, bakeries and dive shops in and around the nearby town of Tulum. They are also considering legal action to recover the remains. The missing bones [...]

  • 178- Not With A Bang But A Whimper

    Updated: 2012-04-30 05:00:52
    In the last few years of the Western Empire a series of Emperors came and went. The cycle finally ended in 476 with the exile of Romulus Augustulus. 

  • Siege of Petersburg Online at BeyondtheCrater.com

    Updated: 2012-04-29 18:12:57
    The Siege of Petersburg near Richmond, Virginia is featured in an excellent online resource called “Beyond the Crater”.   Don’t miss this detailed coverage of a series of campaigns that are sometimes overlooked in the study of Civil War strategics. … Continue reading →

  • Intact 2,500-year-old tomb unearthed in China

    Updated: 2012-04-27 00:33:40
    An intact tomb which dates back 2,500 years has been unearthed in Eastern China. Judging from the size of the tomb and the scale and type of artifacts it contained, it may have contained the body of a dignitary who lived about 2,600 years ago during the Eastern Zhou Period (770 – 256 BC), said [...]

  • DNA analysis of Peruvian funeral monuments shows buried were related

    Updated: 2012-04-26 21:27:43
    Genetic research performed on the remains of individuals found in an ancient Peruvian funeral monument known as a chullpa has revealed that they buried were all from the same family. Two of the chullpas contained sets of males with identical Y chromosomes, which meant these were two groups of directly related males (fathers, sons, brothers) [...]

  • The search for the Loch Soy

    Updated: 2012-04-26 16:22:53
    Students in Australia have begun a search for the Loch Soy, a Scottish sailing ship which sank off the coast of Kangaroo Island in 1899. A group of four archaeology students searched the sea and land on Kangaroo Island’s west coast earlier this month in a bid to find the historic Loch Sloy and the [...]

  • Roman artifacts found in English molehills

    Updated: 2012-04-26 00:17:37
    Archaeologists in England are sifting through the dirt churned up by burrowing moles to find ancient Roman artifacts. Epiacum, an isolated Roman fort close to the Cumbrian border 12 miles south of Hadrian’s Wall, is a scheduled ancient monument and as such, any excavation is banned on site. But humans has never yet introduced any [...]

  • Erotic Greek vase fragments found in Bulgaria

    Updated: 2012-04-25 21:13:11
    Excavations in Sozopol, Bulgaria, have turned up fragments of a Greek vase painted with erotic scenes. Sorry I couldn’t find a better pic! According to a preliminary analysis of the style, the painting was made by one of the prominent artists in Apollonia – the Artist of the Running Satyr. The painting is comprised of [...]

  • Yet another collapse in Pompeii

    Updated: 2012-04-25 18:53:46
    A frescoed wall in Pompeii has collapsed prompting further discussions about the importance of preserving the ancient city. The special archeological superintendent for Naples and Pompeii confirmed the collapse of the red frescoed wall next to an unidentified villa in an area already closed to the public. The collapse was particularly embarrassing for the government [...]

  • Evidence confirms Herodotus event

    Updated: 2012-04-25 16:58:21
    New research has confirmed an event recorded by Herodotus 2,500 years ago where a greek town was saved when a tsunami wiped out an invading Persian army. Earthquakes and landslides in the region, combined with a colossal, bathtub-shaped basin in the seafloor near the northwestern Greek coast, are capable of producing tsunamis from 7 to [...]

  • Abbot’s grave found in Furness Abbey ruins

    Updated: 2012-04-25 00:52:06
    The remains of a church official has been found in the remains of Furness Abbey in Cumbria, England. During excavations by Oxford Archeology North to investigate the seriousness of the problem, members of the team came across the undisturbed grave of the abbot together with his personal paraphernalia. Curator Susan Harrison said it was particularly [...]

  • Brazilian road construction unearths 60 new sites

    Updated: 2012-04-24 21:43:15
    Road construction near Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, has uncovered nearly 60 overlapping archaeological sites, some of which date back 6,000 years. The archeologists unearthed very old vestiges such as “sambaquis” (shell mounds) of the various population groups who were scattered along the coast of the Americas 8,000 to 6,000 years ago, 2,000-year-old burial urns and [...]

  • Rome plans to build Ancient Rome theme park

    Updated: 2012-04-24 18:36:35
    The city of Rome in Italy is planning to building an $800-million Ancient Rome theme park. Those backing the project envisage millions of tourists having the chance to stroll through the ancient forum, race chariots around the Circus Maximus, climb down into the catacombs or loll in the Baths of Caracalla. Visitors will get to [...]

  • Museum of London receives World Record

    Updated: 2012-04-24 16:32:26
    The Museum of London has received a Guinness World Record for having the largest archaeological archive in the world. More than five million ancient artefacts lie in the vaults of the Museum of London. Records of 8,500 excavations – some from the early 19th century – take up 10 kilometres of shelving in 120,000 brown [...]

  • Fragments of Egyptian Book of the Dead found in Australia

    Updated: 2012-04-24 00:02:14
    Missing fragments from the Book of the Dead have been found in the storeroom of the Queensland Museum in Australia. Dr Taylor says the rare specimens belonged to a high priest of the Temple of Amun, around 3,400 years ago. “This is not the papyrus of just anybody, this is one of the top officials [...]

  • Buried WWII Spitfires to return to the UK

    Updated: 2012-04-23 21:48:49
    Twenty Spitfire airplanes, buried in Burma during WWII to hide them from the Japanese, are set to be dug up and returned to the UK. [Thx Chulian for posting this in my Facebook group!] He said the Spitfires, of which there are only around 35 flying left in the world, were shipped to Burma and then [...]

  • Stonehenge’s acoustic properties revealed

    Updated: 2012-04-23 18:40:28
    Researchers have performed a series of acoustic experiments on a full-sized replica of Stonehenge. The number of missing bits at the famous stone circle by the A303 in Wiltshire was an obvious problem, and tests there by the team produced only a limited number of weak echoes and no noticeable reverberation. Ancient Britons would not [...]

  • 16 century defensive ditches uncovered in Scotland

    Updated: 2012-04-23 16:37:36
    A section of the city of Leith’s 16th century defensive ditches have been uncovered. With much of the former fortifications now built on, this section provides one of the best opportunities to learn more about the extensive defences built by Mary of Guise in 1548 when she moved the seat of government to Leith. The [...]

  • 177- The Burning Ships

    Updated: 2012-04-22 19:54:47
    In 468 the two halves of the Empire combined forces to dislodge the Vandals from North Africa.They failed spectacularly.

  • Using 3D printers to restore artifacts

    Updated: 2012-04-20 00:48:40
    Wired has posted an interesting story about the use of 3D printing in restoring some ancient artifacts in Beijing’s Forbidden City. The team is capturing the shape of the original objects using laser or optical scanners then cleaning up the data using reverse engineering techniques. This allows damaged parts of intricate artefacts to be restored [...]

  • Ancient statue depicts naked female gladiator

    Updated: 2012-04-19 21:43:02
    A new study of a 2,000-year-old statue suggests that it depicts a topless female gladiator. The gladiator statue shows a topless woman, wearing only a loincloth and a bandage around her left knee. Her hair is long, although neat, and in the air she raises what the researcher, Alfonso Manas of the University of Granada, [...]

  • Greek and Byzantine-era tombs discovered in Alexandria

    Updated: 2012-04-19 18:38:50
    Construction work in Alexandria has revealed four Greek and Byzantine-era rock-cut tombs in the city’s eastern necropolis. Director general of Alexandria antiquities, Mohamed Mostafa, explained that the most important tomb is one dating from the Greco-Roman era which include an open courtyard with two rocky cylindrical columns in the middle. Two burial shafts filled with [...]

  • Remains of priestess found in Peru

    Updated: 2012-04-19 16:22:53
    The remains of a priestess who died in the 13th century A.D. has been found near Chiclayo, Peru. The preliminary conclusion of physical anthropologist Mario Millones is that this was a woman between 25-30 years old who lived during the second half of the 13th century A.D. in the waning days of that culture on [...]

  • Iron Age cremated remains found in England

    Updated: 2012-04-18 22:40:46
    Five burial urns, complete with cremated remains, have been found near the entrance to the Iron Age city of Verlamion in England. The urns themselves have stayed safe underground for two millennia, despite being buried just 40cm below the surface, where local school children were until recently using the site as playing fields. Three urns [...]

  • The last Alutiiq kayak

    Updated: 2012-04-18 18:11:05
    Conservators are working hard to preserve what may be the last Alutiiq kayak, built in 1860 out of sea lion skin stretched over a wood frame. Donated to the museum in 1869, the kayak’s unique significance came to light in 2003 when tribal members Sven Haakanson and Ronnie Lind saw it in a high storage [...]

  • Over 1,000 stone tools found in Borneo

    Updated: 2012-04-18 16:03:56
    Over 1,000 stone tools dating back 235,000 years have been found in Borneo, pushing the date of human settlement in the area back by nearly 30,000 years. The professor said the new evidence showed that humans from the South-East Asian mainland came to Borneo when the Sunda Plain still existed. (Also known as the Sunda [...]

  • Archaeologists search for 17th century chapel in Maryland

    Updated: 2012-04-18 00:43:05
    Archaeolgists in Maryland are looking for a Roman Catholic chapel which was built in 1662. On April 1, the team found broken glass and wrought nails. In addition, “we might have a structural post hole,” Lawrence said April 2. Pieces of glass showed where the lead panes intersected and, based on that, the team thinks [...]

  • 176- The Quote Unquote Emperor

    Updated: 2012-04-16 05:29:27
    From 461-465 the Western Empire was ruled by Ricimer through a puppet Emperor named Libius Severus. Not everyone in the west was supportive of the new regime. 

  • 175- Trying to Take It All Back

    Updated: 2012-04-09 01:35:31
    From 457-461, Majorian marched around trying to reassert Imperial authority over the provinces while Ricimer remained in Italy. 

  • The Patriot War – Part 3

    Updated: 2012-04-06 09:03:03
    Patriots Open a Second Front Along Michigan Border As noted in the last post on the Patriot War, Buffalo New York opened its arms to fleeing Canadian rebels in December 1837. Buffalo citizens pledged money and munitions to help the … Continue reading →

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