• Contemporary Social Studies 2010

    Updated: 2012-07-31 13:15:44
    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

  • Forensic dogs tapped to find ancient remains

    Updated: 2012-07-30 19:31:03
    A team of dogs have been hired to search for ancient remains in an area set aside for a controversial wind-turbine project. The U-550 – located using side-scan sonar – is currently listing to its side in deep water approximately 70 miles south of Nantucket. ??Sonar operator Garry Kozak told reporters he spotted the the [...]

  • Life onboard a Royal Navy submarine

    Updated: 2012-07-30 19:30:46
    Daly History Blog Skip to content Home About me Book Reviews Contact Me Gallery Historian for Hire My Books and Articles My talks New Patrol Vessels could plug gap for Royal Navy and Portsmouth 30 July , 2012 7:30 pm Jump to Comments Life onboard a Royal Navy submarine There’s an interesting article about life on HMS Triumph , on the BBC website . here Rate : this Share : this Twitter Facebook Email LinkedIn Digg Reddit StumbleUpon Print Like : this Like One blogger likes . this 1 Comment Filed under Navy New Patrol Vessels could plug gap for Royal Navy and Portsmouth One Response to Life onboard a Royal Navy submarine johncerickson 30 July , 2012 at 9:25 pm Wimps Try life on a U-boat like the U-505, or the American improved Gato” class both of which I’ve visited , but NOT lived on , my

  • WWII German U-Boat found off coast of Massachusetts

    Updated: 2012-07-30 16:48:00
    The remains of a German U-Boat, sunk 70 years ago in a naval battle, have been found off the coast of Massachusetts. [Thx to Chulian for the link!] The U-550 – located using side-scan sonar – is currently listing to its side in deep water approximately 70 miles south of Nantucket. Sonar operator Garry Kozak [...]

  • Remains of Mona Lisa model found in Florence

    Updated: 2012-07-28 00:10:24
    Scientists believe they have found the remains of Lisa Gherardini, believed to have been the model for Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. The skeleton was unearthed beneath the medieval Convent of Saint Ursula in Florence. Knowing she became a nun after her husband died and lived in the convent until her death in 1542, a [...]

  • Akko’s ancient harbour exposed in Israel

    Updated: 2012-07-27 21:09:01
    Archaeologists working in the ancient city of Akko have exposed the ancient port there which used to be the most important port in Israel during the Hellenistic period. The finds were discovered during the course of archaeological excavations being carried out as part of the seawall conservation project undertaken by the Old Akko Development Company [...]

  • Construction work in Bulgaria breaks into Roman tomb

    Updated: 2012-07-27 18:08:55
    Construction work in Bulgaria accidentally broke into a 2nd century tomb built for veterans of Rome’s 8th legion of Augustus. According to archaeologists, the graves are those of veterans of the eighth legion of Augustus. They are in the western part of the ancient Roman colony of Deultum, according to a report on July 17 [...]

  • 1,800-year-old General’s tomb excavated in China

    Updated: 2012-07-27 00:38:25
    The tomb of a general and his wife, complete with life-sized bronze horse, has been unearthed in Xiangyang, China. About 1,800 years ago, at a time when China was breaking apart into three warring kingdoms, a warrior was laid to rest. Buried in a tomb with domed roofs, along with his wife, he was about [...]

  • Pre-construction survey uncovers 15 ancient burials in Mexico

    Updated: 2012-07-26 21:29:09
    The remains of 15 individuals, dating back to the 13th century A.D. have been found at an archaeological site in Mexico. Researcher Alejandra Jasso Pena says they also found ceramic flutes, bowls, incense burners, the remains of a dog that was sacrificed to accompany a child in the afterlife and other artifacts of a pre-Columbian [...]

  • Tooth protruding from rock leads researchers to hominin remains

    Updated: 2012-07-26 18:23:48
    A CT scan performed on a lump of rock at the University of Witwatersrand has revealed that it contains parts of an early hominin. Last month a prehistoric tooth protruding from a boulder tipped off researchers to hidden evolutionary treasure: remarkably complete human-ancestor fossils trapped in a rock that had been sitting in their lab [...]

  • 1,200-year-old Lambayeque tomb excavated in Peru

    Updated: 2012-07-26 16:08:09
    A tomb from the pre-Incan Sican era has been unearthed in Northern Peru. A gold earflap, a silver-plated crown, and some 120 silver and copper ornaments that served as emblems of power, along with 116 pieces of pottery and seashells were found in the tomb. The tomb was located in a burial chamber some six [...]

  • Poop: The oldest direct evidence of people in America

    Updated: 2012-07-26 00:21:28
    Human coprolites (fossilized poop) found in Oregon’s Paisley Caves have been dated back 14,500 years, making them the oldest direct evidence of people in America. Some of the most interesting discoveries in archaeology come from sifting through ancient garbage dumps. Scientists working in Oregon have found one that has yielded what they say are the [...]

  • Musket recovered from 18th century shipwreck

    Updated: 2012-07-25 21:16:56
    Archaeologists working off the coast of Florida have salvaged a musket, sword and bottleneck from an 18th century shipwreck. The three artifacts, raised from about 30 feet underwater, were stuck together and covered with a buildup of sand, shell particles and coral after years of corrosion under water. They were found at the Storm Wreck [...]

  • Ancient temple to Demeter unearthed in Sicily

    Updated: 2012-07-25 18:10:46
    An ancient temple dedicated to Demeter, which dates back to 570 B.C., has been found at the ancient site of Selinunte in Sicily. These findings are critically important in helping archeologists to date the temple where they were found, to around the 6th century BC – possibly the oldest in the archaeological area of Selinunte [...]

  • X-ray technology used to examine Roman coins

    Updated: 2012-07-25 16:06:19
    Archaeologists are employing the use of x-ray technology to examine hordes of gold coins without having to clean them. The centre’s equipment can scan inside objects — rotating 360 degrees whilst taking thousands of 2D images, which are then used to build detailed 3D images. In the case of the coins, the exceptionally high energy/high [...]

  • Christian tomb with Lazarus murals found in Bulgaria

    Updated: 2012-07-25 02:45:31
    An ancient Christian burial, complete with murals, has been unearthed in the Bulgarian city of Plovdiv. The archaeological find, provisionally dated 4th c. AD, is part of the southern necropolis of ancient Philippopolis and measures 1 by 2 metres. Its two large walls are covered with a depiction of the Resurrection of Lazarus, painted in [...]

  • Horde of gold coins found in Crusader castle

    Updated: 2012-07-25 00:27:12
    A horde of gold coins dating back 1,000 years has been found hidden beneath the floor in a Crusader castle in Israel. The 108 coins – one of the biggest collections of ancient coins discovered in Israel – were found hidden in a ceramic jug beneath a tile floor at the cliff-top coastal ruins, 15 [...]

  • New section of Inca Trail uncovered in Peru

    Updated: 2012-07-24 21:09:46
    A previously unknown section of the Inca Trail has been discovered in Peru. Among the surprising amount of orchids and flora, the new section was discovered by Peruvian archaeologists and will reportedly be available to visit in two years, after a research project is conducted. The new section of the trail is about 1.7 meters [...]

  • 63,000-year-old stone tools found in Yemen

    Updated: 2012-07-24 18:09:15
    Stone Age tools found in Yemen show humans settled in Arabia 63,000 years ago. One new site is the study’s subject, Shi’bat Dihya, located along the Wadi Sudud (see map below). Excavating down to a level dating to perhaps 63,000 years ago, when the region was quite arid, the team found some “5,488 artifacts” — [...]

  • Ancient cemetery discovered in Iran

    Updated: 2012-07-24 00:47:41
    A cemetery containing over 500 graves, some of which date back 3,500 years, has been discovered in southwestern Iran. The team has excavated over 20 graves so far in the cemetery located in the Taj Amir region near the city of Yasuj in south of Iran, he added. Many artifacts such as pottery, stone, bronze, [...]

  • The oldest olive pit in Britain

    Updated: 2012-07-23 21:56:52
    A charred olive pit which dates back to the 1st century B.C. has been found in a well in Hampshire, England. Iron Age Britons were importing olives from the Mediterranean a century before the Romans arrived with their exotic tastes in food, say archaeologists who have discovered a single olive stone from an excavation of [...]

  • 1,600-year-old Mayan temple uncovered in Guatemala

    Updated: 2012-07-23 16:32:54
    A Mayan temple, built 1,600 years ago, has been uncovered in the forests of Guatemala. Archeologists say the temple was likely built to honour the leader buried under the Diablo Pyramid tomb, the governor and founder of the first El Zotz dynasty called Pa’Chan, or “fortified sky.” Mayan civilisation, which spread through southern Mexico, Guatemala, [...]

  • Legendary Viking town unearthed in Germany

    Updated: 2012-07-20 21:29:26
    Archaeologists have uncovered 200 houses and scores of Viking artifacts at a site in northern Germany. Danish archaeologists believe they have found the remains of the fabled Viking town Sliasthorp by the Schlei bay in northern Germany, near the Danish border. According to texts from the 8th century, the town served as the centre of [...]

  • Rare 16th century map found between pages of 19th century book

    Updated: 2012-07-20 18:59:27
    A rare map, the first to document the the newly-discovered America, has been found in between the pages of a 19th century book. It had been thought that Waldseemueller had only made four copies, but researchers at a Munich university have now discovered a fifth version. This new map was found in the pages of [...]

  • Ancient wine found in Chinese tomb

    Updated: 2012-07-20 16:14:06
    Liquid wine that dates back to the West Zhou Dynasty (1046 B.C. – 771 B.C.) has been found inside a tomb unearthed in China’s Shaanxi province. The wine vessel made of bronze was found in a tomb of a noble man of the dynasty in Shigushan Mountain in Baoji city, Xinhua reported. The liquid is [...]

  • Battles of the Civil War – Civil War Battles Graphic

    Updated: 2012-07-04 01:12:35
    Here, from the Civil War Trust, is a great graphic showing the tragic casualty toll of the civil war battle by battle along with other information: Brought to you by The Civil War Trust

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