• Contemporary Social Studies 2010

    Updated: 2012-10-31 20:13:40
    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

  • 14th century Hindu temple found in Bali

    Updated: 2012-10-31 17:46:15
    Construction work on the island of Bali has led to the discovery of a 14th century Hindu temple; the largest such temple found on the island. Construction workers were digging a new drainage basin near a Hindu learning center on Jalan Trengguli, in East Denpasar, when their tools struck a large stone structure one metre [...]

  • Ceremonial pot unearthed at Machu Picchu

    Updated: 2012-10-31 14:36:12
    A ceremonial pot and stones have been unearthed at Machu Picchu in Peru. The pieces, which were discovered by experts of Cusco’s Regional Directorate of Culture, were found 70 centimeters underground. According to archeologist Carlos Werner Delgado, the artifacts were left as an offering to the gods of Machu Picchu and Salkantay snowcapped mountain due [...]

  • DNA analysis reveals more about Maori settlement

    Updated: 2012-10-30 20:17:09
    DNA found in the teeth of the first known New Zealanders has been examined to shed some light on how Polynesia was settled. The researchers ground the teeth to a fine powder and dissolved the powder to release mitochondrial DNA. After being purified, the DNA was sequenced using a new technology that can produce tens [...]

  • Ancient fishing village found next to B.C. river

    Updated: 2012-10-30 17:17:08
    An ancient village, which dates back more than 1,300 years, has been found along the banks of the Babine River in British Columbia. In addition to the house remains, which we excavated this year, there were also about 1,000 cultural depressions which are used for caching food and other materials.” In fact, Rahemtulla says there [...]

  • Ancient bison kill site “destroyed”

    Updated: 2012-10-30 14:37:18
    A 2,000-year-old bison kill site in Montana has been damaged during a coal mine expansion project. “All of these remains are highly butchered bison remains that are beautifully preserved and extremely rare,” said Finley, who will be among the team headed to the site today to examine the extent of damage. “This site was full [...]

  • The worst hurricanes in history

    Updated: 2012-10-29 23:02:32
    With Hurricane Sandy bearing down on the East Coast of North America and cities preparing for the inevitable damage, the National Weather Service has published a list of the worst tropical storms in US history. This technical memorandum lists the deadliest tropical cyclones in the United States during 1851- 2010 and the costliest tropical cyclones [...]

  • 1,700-year-old city unearthed in Turkey

    Updated: 2012-10-29 20:50:00
    An ancient city, complete with mosaics and villas, has been unearthed in Izmir, Turkey. The newly-unearthed city is believed to date back to around the late Roman or Byzantium period, Süslü said. It was home to a 550-square-meter villa complex with 105-centimeter-thick walls, water channels and 11 rooms. Precious mosaics were found in six of [...]

  • Breakthrough made in decoding world’s oldest undecipherable writing

    Updated: 2012-10-29 17:45:35
    The world’s oldest undecipherable writing may be decoded soon thanks to a recent breakthrough made by academics at Oxford University. This device, part sci-fi, part-DIY, is providing the most detailed and high quality images ever taken of these elusive symbols cut into clay tablets. This is Indiana Jones with software. This way of capturing images, [...]

  • Medieval Sufi saints tombs destroyed by extremists in Timbuktu

    Updated: 2012-10-29 14:45:26
    Armed Islamists in Mali have bulldozed the tombs of three Sufi saints near Timbuktu. “They arrived aboard six or seven vehicles, heavily armed,” said Garba Maiga, a resident of Timbuktu, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site for its ancient shrines. “They flattened everything with a bulldozer and pulled up the skeletal remains.” Residents [...]

  • Runaway cat leads to discovery of 2,000-year-old tomb

    Updated: 2012-10-26 21:14:26
    A runaway cat in Rome lead to the discovery of a 2,000-year-old tomb piled with human remains. Curti and a friend were following the cat at 10pm on Tuesday when it scampered towards a low tufa rock cliff close to his home near Via di Pietralata in a residential area of the city. “The cat [...]

  • Bronze Age sauna found in Scotland

    Updated: 2012-10-26 18:14:24
    The remains of what could be a Bronze Age bath or sauna has been found in the north west Highlands of Scotland. Gordon Sleight, projects leader for Historic Assynt, said: “Under a strange layer of clay, we came down to a 1.5 metre square, one metre deep pit dug into the ground with a channel [...]

  • How to eat a Triceratops: Tear off the head

    Updated: 2012-10-26 15:06:52
    New research has revealed that Tyrannosaurs would tear the heads off of Triceratops to get to the tender neck meat. As Fowler and his colleagues examined the various types of bite mark on the skulls, they were intrigued by the extensive puncture and pull marks on the neck frills on some of the specimens. At [...]

  • City of Alexandria aligned with rising sun on Alexander the Great’s birthday

    Updated: 2012-10-26 00:40:16
    A new study suggests that the ancient city of Alexandria was aligned so that on Alexander the Great’s birthday the sun would shine down the main road. Ancient Alexandria was planned around a main east-west thoroughfare called Canopic Road, said Giulio Magli, an archaeoastronomer at the Politecnico of Milan. A study of the ancient route [...]

  • English school kids find ancient human remains

    Updated: 2012-10-25 21:40:14
    A group of English school children came across prehistoric human remains buried in the sand dunes at Crimdon. Rachel Grahame of Tees Archaeology, said: “The crouched position of the body and the lack of grave goods strongly suggest that this is a prehistoric burial. “The location of the burial in the cliff, covered by many [...]

  • Roman-era child’s grave unearthed in Austria

    Updated: 2012-10-25 18:40:13
    The grave of a child has been found during construction work in Austria. Archeologists say that the tiny grave surrounded by heavy stones had been undisturbed until it was found by the road workers, and that it dated back to the first century after Christ. They said the grave still had pottery and glass items [...]

  • Google Earth reveals Angkor Wat transportation network

    Updated: 2012-10-25 15:39:53
    Researchers using Google Earth have identified a series of lines that might be a transportation network into the Cambodian city of Angkor that might have carried the sandstone blocks used to build the famous temple of Angkor Wat. Field surveys revealed that the lines are a series of canals, connected by short stretches of road [...]

  • Archaeologists get set to dig again at Troy

    Updated: 2012-10-25 02:22:38
    Archaeologists are planning a new excavation at the ancient city of Troy. “Our goal is to add a new layer of information to what we already know about Troy,” said William Aylward, a classics professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who will lead the expedition. “The archaeological record is rich. If we take a closer [...]

  • Prehistoric man ate pandas

    Updated: 2012-10-25 00:22:37
    Slash marks found on the fossilized bones of ancient pandas reveal that prehistoric man once hunted and ate the now endangered species. Wei, head of the Institute of Three Gorges Paleoanthropology at a Chongqing museum, says many excavated panda fossils “showed that pandas were once slashed to death by man.” The Chongqing Morning Post quoted [...]

  • George Washington’s home to be rebuilt

    Updated: 2012-10-24 22:22:35
    Excavations at Ferry Farm, the boyhood home of President George Washington, has revealed it’s foundations opening up the possibility of rebuilding the structure. If all goes well, that may mean they could break ground in 2013 to reconstruct Washington’s boyhood home. “The goal is to reconstruct or build a structure of what would have been [...]

  • Border patrol agents in Patagonia stumble across ancient pottery

    Updated: 2012-10-24 20:37:56
    Border patrol agents in Patagonia have stumbled across two pieces of ancient pottery which date back 1,000 years. The agents found one intact ancient pot and a piece of another pot while patrolling in the rugged Patagonia Mountains last week, according to a news release form Customs and Border Protection. Agents notified U.S. Forest Service [...]

  • Spot where Julius Caesar was stabbed found

    Updated: 2012-10-23 21:27:11
    Archaeologists believe they have pinpointed the spot where Julius Caesar died. Caesar, the head of the Roman Republic, was stabbed to death by a group of rival Roman senators on March 15, 44 B.C, the Ides of March. The assassination is well-covered in classical texts, but until now, researchers had no archaeological evidence of the [...]

  • Kennewick Man not from the Columbia Valley

    Updated: 2012-10-23 18:27:06
    An analysis of the remains of the 9,500-year-old Kennewick Man has revealed that he was not from the Columbia Valley, as previously thought. While Owsley has said in the past that Kennewick Man is not of Native-American descent, he said here for the first time that he believed the man was not even from this [...]

  • Second New World Viking site found in Canada

    Updated: 2012-10-23 15:28:31
    A possible Viking outpost may have been found on Canada’s Baffin Island. While digging in the ruins of a centuries-old building on Baffin Island, far above the Arctic Circle, a team led by Sutherland, adjunct professor of archaeology at Memorial University in Newfoundland and a research fellow at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, found [...]

  • Tomb of pre-Hispanic governor found in Mexico

    Updated: 2012-10-23 01:54:11
    A 1,300-year-old tomb belonging to a governor has been unearthed at Bocana del Rio Copalita in Oaxaca, Mexico. INAH’s archaeologist elaborated about the offerings found which were accompanying the skeleton, among which a severed femur believed to have been used as a baton. “This finding –he emphasized– will help understand the funerary practices of the [...]

  • Message from James

    Updated: 2012-10-21 14:30:54
    Daly History Blog Skip to content Home About me Book Reviews Contact Me Gallery Historian for Hire My Books and Articles My talks Featured in Who Do You Are Magazine The Battle of El Alamein : 70 years on 21 October , 2012 2:30 pm Jump to Comments Message from James Hi all , firstly I would like to apologise for the lack of updates recently . Unfortunately I have been very busy with various things which have made made blog posts pretty difficult to . schedule However I do have a few posts in the offing , and some interesting projects ongoing . Stay tuned About these ads Rate : this Share : this Twitter Facebook Email LinkedIn Digg Reddit StumbleUpon Google 1 Print Like : this Like One blogger likes . this 1 Comment Filed under Uncategorized Featured in Who Do You Are Magazine The Battle of

  • Featured in Who Do You Are? Magazine

    Updated: 2012-10-06 12:01:19
    Daly History Blog Skip to content Home About me Book Reviews Contact Me Gallery Historian for Hire My Books and Articles My talks Philosophy and Football T-Shirts Message from James 6 October , 2012 12:01 pm Jump to Comments Featured in Who Do You Are Magazine I’ve been featured in this month’s Who Do You Think You Are magazine , on page 54. I was asked to name my experts choice’ of website for researching the home front during the Great War , and plumped for the British Newspaper Archive About these ads Rate : this Share : this Twitter Facebook Email LinkedIn Digg Reddit StumbleUpon Google 1 Print Like : this Like 2 bloggers like . this 1 Comment Filed under Uncategorized Philosophy and Football T-Shirts Message from James One Response to Featured in Who Do You Are Magazine John Erickson

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