• Contemporary Social Studies 2010

    Updated: 2012-05-31 17:03:26
    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

  • All-terrain vehicle drives over ancient mounds

    Updated: 2012-05-31 16:23:26
    Some off-roaders in Southern Illinois have caused serious damage to, and possible looted, ancient American Indian burial grounds at the Kincaid Mounds State Historic Site. More damage was done to the site recently when an all-terrain vehicle or truck was driven on one of the mounds, where “No Trespassing” signs are posted and ATVs are [...]

  • Neolithic burials reveals Stone Age inequality

    Updated: 2012-05-31 00:20:01
    Research carried out on more than 300 Neolithic burials has revealed that those buried with tools had access to better land than those buried without them. The project was led by professor Alasdair Whittle from Cardiff University’s school of history, archaeology and religion, and involved studying more than 300 skeletons across central Europe. The researchers [...]

  • 4,000-year-old tomb uncovered in Egypt

    Updated: 2012-05-30 21:18:32
    An ancient untouched tomb has been found in the Deir al-Barsha necropolis in Egypt. “It is the first time in many years that such a well-preserved tomb has been unearthed, ” said Muhammad Ibrahim. The tomb dates from ancient Egypt’s First Intermediate period (2181-2055 BC) and is an unusual find, as very little archaeological evidence [...]

  • Roman-era shipwrecks found on Greek coast

    Updated: 2012-05-30 18:55:37
    The remains of two wooden shipwrecks, complete with potter and marble artifacts, have been found off the western coast of Greece. A ministry statement says the wreckage was found in an area where a Greek-Italian gas pipeline is to be located, the Associated Press reports. A Greek oceanographic vessel using side-scan radar and robot submarines [...]

  • U.S. Navy examines sunken WWII plane wreckage off Florida coast

    Updated: 2012-05-30 00:27:56
    The U.S.Navy is examining the sunken remains of a WWII plane in an attempt to ID the aircraft and the pilots. They’re exploring a plane wreck from World War II discovered by local diver Randy Jordan. “I really feel like, finally, we’re going to find out who belonged to that airplane and if somebody is [...]

  • Tourist drops camera on ancient skull, fracturing it

    Updated: 2012-05-29 21:20:00
    A tourist visiting a Mayan site in Belize dropped his camera on to an ancient skull, fracturing it in the process and prompting a ban of cameras. The Actun Tunichil Muknal cave or ATM – for short, may be the most prized and treasured Mayan site in Belize – and that’s because of the spectacular [...]

  • Trefael Stone turns out to be a burial chamber cap

    Updated: 2012-05-29 16:53:31
    Archaeologists are set to exhume the ancient remains found underneath the Trefael Stone in Wales which was only recently identified as a burial site cap. The Trefael Stone in Pembrokeshire was thought to be just one of many linked to nearby Bronze Age locations. But it has now been reclassified after a survey established it [...]

  • Oldest evidence of the name Bethlehem found on ancient seal

    Updated: 2012-05-29 00:41:54
    A 2,700-year-old seal bearing the inscription “Bethlehem” is the oldest artifact yet found with the name of Jesus’ birthplace. Experts state the tiny clay seal’s existence and age provide vivid evidence that Bethlehem was not just the name of a fabled biblical town, but also a bustling place of trade linked to the nearby city [...]

  • Intact tomb for 80 people opened in Peru

    Updated: 2012-05-28 21:13:31
    A team of researchers working at Pachacamac in Peru have opened up a 1,000-year-old tomb containing the remains of 80 individuals. A scatter of later period burials was found to conceal an enormous burial chamber 20 metres long ; miraculously, it had survived the pillaging of the colonial period — which was particularly intensive on [...]

  • Stone anchor found off Indian coast

    Updated: 2012-05-28 18:03:01
    An ancient stone anchor has been found Gulf of Kutch in northwestern India and is now giving researchers new clues into Indo-Arab trade. “Ancient stone anchors serve to understand maritime contacts of India with other parts of the world… Arabs sailed the Indian Ocean and used the type of anchors under study since the 9th [...]

  • Tourism to Egypt has dropped dramatically

    Updated: 2012-05-28 16:26:43
    Tourism numbers have dropped dramatically since the uprising that overthrew Hosni Mubarak last year. If you want to avoid crowds there, now is the time to go! “After January 25, tourism stopped. There’s no more work,” laments Saad Darwish, who sports around a dozen of the baseball caps he has for sale, one atop another, [...]

  • 1,600-year-old Roman curses translated

    Updated: 2012-05-24 21:04:29
    Two ancient curses inscribed on lead tablets have been translated, revealing their intended victims: a senator named Fistus and a veterinarian named Porcello. Sánchez Natalías added that it isn’t certain who cursed Porcello or why. It could be for either personal or professional reasons. “Maybe this person was someone that (had) a horse or an [...]

  • Modern dogs are genetically distant from their ancestors

    Updated: 2012-05-24 18:00:35
    A recent genetic study has revealed that, due to cross-breeding over the years, modern-day dogs have very little in common with their ancient ancestors. Although many modern breeds look like those depicted in ancient texts or in Egyptian pyramids, cross-breeding across thousands of years has meant that it is not accurate to label any modern [...]

  • Mystery Solent shipwreck identified

    Updated: 2012-05-24 16:57:02
    The remains of a ship found in the Solent in 2003 has been identified as The Flower of Ugie, which sank in 1852. The trust said the wreck was that of the Flower of Ugie, a 19th century wooden sailing barque that sank in the Solent on December 27, 1852 following a great storm in [...]

  • Italy saves 16,000 artifacts from eBay

    Updated: 2012-05-24 00:52:54
    Italian police have seized over 16,000 artifacts after investigating 70 people for illegally looting and selling their finds on eBay. The investigation began when the police found an eBay announcement in 2009 and they tracked down a father and son team of tomb raiders in a village in Calabria in southern Italy who had dug [...]

  • First Scottish “cursing stone” found on Isle of Canna

    Updated: 2012-05-23 21:48:36
    A bullaun “cursing stone” has been found on the Isle of Canna making it the first known stone found in Scotland. “Stones like this are found in Ireland, where they are known as ‘cursing stones’, but this is the first to be discovered in Scotland,” she said. “They date from the early Christian period but [...]

  • Road construction in Utah unearths Fremont Indian pit house

    Updated: 2012-05-23 18:03:10
    Road works in Utah’s Nine Mile Canyon has unearthed a Fremont Indian pit house. The pit house Patterson’s crew is excavating is the first of its kind to be found so far up Nine Mile Canyon, he said. It’s also the first to be found with a burnt roof, which means the site could provide [...]

  • Ancient jewelry found in 3,000-year-old vessel

    Updated: 2012-05-23 16:00:44
    Archaeologists working at Tel Megiddo in northern Israel have unearthed a vessel containing a collection of gold and silver jewelry. The researchers believe that the collection, which was discovered in the remains of a private home in the northern part of Megiddo, belongs to a time period called “Iron I,” and that at least some [...]

  • Paleolithic stone tools found in China

    Updated: 2012-05-23 00:45:41
    37 early Paleolithic stone tools have been found at the Luihusaishan site in Guangxi, China. The stone artifact assemblage included cores, flakes, chunks, choppers and chopping tools, and picks, which were mainly made of quartzite, silicarenite and siltstone. The size of all artifacts was large and most of the tools were retouched on pebbles. The [...]

  • Italian earthquake damages historical buildings

    Updated: 2012-05-22 21:41:49
    A deadly earthquake in northeast Italy yesterday has caused serious damage to some of the region’s historical buildings. The earthquake and a powerful aftershock that followed it on Sunday brought down the belltower in Finale Emilia — the shocking image of the tower was on the front pages of many newspapers on Monday as Italy [...]

  • Remains of sacrificed buffalo found in Vietnam

    Updated: 2012-05-22 18:29:22
    The remains of a buffalo sacrificed in 1402 has been found beneath a wall at the Ho Citadel in Vietnam. Vu The Long, of the Viet Nam Institute of Archaeology, said the find was a big surprise for scientists as nothing similar had been found at the worshipping platforms of different dynasties across the country. [...]

  • Ancient rock art in Utah vandalized

    Updated: 2012-05-22 16:08:14
    I always shake my head when I read articles like this: vandals have defaced some ancient petroglyphs at Land Hill in Santa Clara, Utah. The many petroglyph panels of the Land Hill site reflect the stories and beliefs of the Native Americans who inhabited the area along the Santa Clara River as long as 5,000 [...]

  • Sotheby’s auctions off Sicán mask

    Updated: 2012-05-18 18:35:43
    Auction house Sotheby’s has sold a priceless Sicán mask for $212,500, prompting some to look into the object’s past. According to the Sotheby’s catalogue, the mask was acquired over 40 years ago. Carlos Elera, director of the Sicán Museum, told Peru.21, “The mask was looted by grave robbers from the area over 40 years ago. [...]

  • 11,000-year-old farming village unearthed in Cyprus

    Updated: 2012-05-18 00:33:39
    Archaeologists working in Cyprus have unearthed an ancient farming village which dates back 11,000 years. The oldest agricultural settlement ever found on a Mediterranean island has been discovered in Cyprus by a team of French archaeologists involving CNRS, the National Museum of Natural History, INRAP, EHESS and the University of Toulouse. Previously it was believed [...]

  • Earliest rock art dates back 37,000 years

    Updated: 2012-05-17 21:22:12
    Engravings found at Abri Castanet in France has been dated back 37,000 years, making it the earliest known wall art. The 1.5 metric ton ceiling piece was first discovered in 2007 at Abri Castanet, a well known archeological site in southwestern France which holds some of the earliest forms of artwork, beads and pierced shells. [...]

  • 179- The End

    Updated: 2012-05-06 19:18:38
    The history of The History of Rome...Why the Western Empire Fell when it did...Some thoughts on the future...Thank you, goodnight.  

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