• Contemporary Social Studies 2010

    Updated: 2013-01-31 10:35:40
    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

  • Earliest evidence of Chocolate in North America found in Utah

    Updated: 2013-01-30 21:39:32
    Archaeologists have found 1,200-year-old traces of theobromine and caffeine in ancient bowls found near Canyonlands National Park in Utah. They were humble farmers who grew corn and dwelt in subterranean pit houses. But the people who lived 1200 years ago in a Utah village known as Site 13, near Canyonlands National Park in Utah, seem

  • Ancient loom weights about in Turkey

    Updated: 2013-01-30 18:30:34
    Ancient loom weights which date back 2,500 years have been found in the ancient Turkish city of Assoss. The art of weaving in ancient times was a bit different compared to the weaving of today, Arslan said. “In the textile industry, sheep’s and goat’s wool is used. We have a significant discovery on our hands

  • 2,600-year-old Celtic grave found in Germany

    Updated: 2013-01-30 15:12:07
    Archaeologists in Germany are excavating a Celtic grave containing the remains of a woman and child who died 2,600-year-ago. Not far from the Heuneburg, the site of an early Celtic settlement, researchers stumbled upon the elaborate grave of a Celtic princess. In addition to gold and amber, they found a subterranean burial chamber fitted with

  • Rare tumor found in 1,600-year-old remains

    Updated: 2013-01-29 21:07:55
    Archaeologists working in the necropolis in Spain have found the 1,600-year-old remains of a Roman woman with a calcified tumor in her pelvis. The woman, who died some 1,600 years ago, had a condition known today as an ovarian teratoma which, as its name indicates, occurs in the ovaries . The word Teratoma comes from

  • Cloning Neanderthals

    Updated: 2013-01-29 18:01:57
    Der Spiegel has posted an interesting interview with George Church, a synthetic biology expert from Harvard university who believes that if human cloning ever became acceptable, it would be possible to bring back Neanderthals from the dead. SPIEGEL: Setting aside all ethical doubts, do you believe it is technically possible to reproduce the Neanderthal? Church:

  • Colosseum cleaning reveals ancient frescoes

    Updated: 2013-01-29 15:01:59
    Restoration work at the Colosseum in Rome has revealed ancient frescoes and graffiti in an internal passageway between the second and third levels. The frescoes were hidden under decades of calcified rock and grime, and were revealed during a cleaning and restoration project over the last two months. The traces confirmed that while the Colosseum

  • Legendary Medici warrior died of gangrene

    Updated: 2013-01-28 21:59:57
    Giovanni de’ Medici, the legendary 16th century army commander, did not die from an improperly amputated leg, as was previously thought, but rather due to gangrene after being hit in the right leg by a cannonball. As the ball crashed the right leg above the knee, the condottiero was taken to the palace of marquis

  • Ten 1,200-year-old burials found at Xtojil

    Updated: 2013-01-28 18:47:27
    Highway construction has unearthed 10 burials dating back 1,200 years have been found at the Maya site of Xtojil in Mexicom just 20 km from Chichen Itza. Most of the skeletal remains were discovered in lithic tombs known as “cistas” (rectangular caskets protected and covered by stone slabs) that also contained some 30 ceramic pieces,

  • War was a defining part of the Minoan civilization

    Updated: 2013-01-28 15:47:16
    Most people think of the Minoans as a peaceful society, but new research suggests that war was a defining part of their culture. Hunting scenes often featured shields and helmets, Molloy found, garb more suited to a warrior’s identity than to a hunter’s. Preserved seals and stone vessels show daggers, spears and swordsmen. Images of

  • Ancient shaman’s stone collection found in Panama

    Updated: 2013-01-25 21:59:50
    Archaeologists believe that a collection of 12 stones found in a 5,000-year-old rick shelter in Panama may have belonged to an ancient shaman. The collection, which included translucent quartz, pyrite, magnetic rocks and bladed tools, was likely used in shamanic rituals because of how closely together they were packed, Dickau told LiveScience. Some of the

  • The brisk business of the JFK assassination

    Updated: 2013-01-25 18:11:35
    This November marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, America’s 35th president, and Tomorrow’s Trends has posted an interesting article highlighting some of money the national tragedy is still generating, from movies to books to memorabilia to video games. As memorabilia continues to be the cottage industry of small business, sales

  • Travelers from India visited Australia 4,000 years ago

    Updated: 2013-01-25 15:10:48
    New genetic research has revealed that 4,000 years ago, travelers from India found their way to Australia. The vast southern continent was thought to have been cut off from other populations until Europeans landed at the end of the 1700s, but the latest genetic and archaeological evidence throws that theory out. Researchers at the Max

  • Archaeologists search for lost Nubian city

    Updated: 2013-01-24 21:22:58
    Archaeologists are searching for a lost royal city in the Sahara Desert that was ruled by the kings of Nubia nearly 3,000 years ago. “I’m hoping to come away with a good idea about where the city’s remains are and be able to map them as extensively as I can,” he said. Emberling has a

  • Pompeii homes had upstairs toilets

    Updated: 2013-01-24 18:18:47
    Unfortunately, due to the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D., the second story of most Pompeii homes have been destroyed. However, vertical pipes leading upstairs suggest that many homes had upstairs toilets. One residential district, known to archaeologists as Region 6, does indeed have toilets on the ground story of almost every home, she

  • 15th century scale model of Florence cathedral found

    Updated: 2013-01-24 15:53:23
    Archaeologists working near the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral in Florence have found a small brick dome which they believe might be a scale model for the cathedral which was built by Filippo Brunelleschi between 1420 – 1436. “Although at the moment we cannot confirm the small dome was the demostration model for Brunelleschi’s plans, it

  • Down the drain: Items Roman bathers have lost

    Updated: 2013-01-23 21:18:32
    A new study of items found on the floors and in the drains of Roman baths show that ancient bathers got up to more than just bathing. On the less-relaxing side of things, evidence shows medical procedures may have occasionally occurred in the baths, Whitmore found. Researchers found a scalpel lodged in one drain. And

  • Treasure hoards found in Black Sea fortress

    Updated: 2013-01-23 18:18:34
    2,000 years ago wealthy people in the town of Artezian buried their treasure in a fortress to hide their belongings from the attacking Romans. Now, two hoards of ancient treasures have been found inside the remains of the citadel. Artezian, which covered an area of at least 3.2 acres (1.3 hectares) and also had a

  • Ancient social networking in Pompeii

    Updated: 2013-01-23 15:02:47
    A study of graffiti found throughout the buried city of Pompeii suggest that ancient homeowners may have had control over who got to write on their walls. Apparently the walls of the wealthy were highly sought after, especially by political candidates who would write on them to drum up votes. Pompeii, which was famously destroyed

  • 1,000 kg of cattle bones may mark lavish feasts

    Updated: 2013-01-22 21:36:21
    A metric ton worth of cattle bones have been found in an abandoned theatre in the ancient city of Corinth in Greece. Archaeologists believe that the theatre may have been used to prepare the meat for lavish feasts. A theater may seem an odd place for a butchery operation, MacKinnon said, but this particular structure

  • “Saving Lincoln”, an innovative new history film, premiers Feb 15.

    Updated: 2013-01-22 19:09:51
    SAVING LINCOLN  opens in theaters on February 15, 2013. This film utilizes a new filmmaking technique – CineCollage, which makes use of actual Civil War photos (from the Library of Congress) for the green screen backdrops in every scene. Based … Continue reading →

  • Five tombs found on Luxor’s west bank

    Updated: 2013-01-22 18:14:21
    Five ancient Egyptian tombs have been found in King Amehoptep II’s funerary complex on Luxor’s west bank. Each tomb includes a deep shaft leading to a burial chamber containing a wooden painted sarcophagus. The sarcophagi are decorated with funerary and religious scenes painted in black and red and house skeletons of the deceased. Mansour Boreik,

  • Infant bones found on ancient workshop floor

    Updated: 2013-01-22 15:13:08
    Archaeologists working at Poggio Civitate, an ancient settlement near Tuscany, Italy, have found the bones of babies scattered on the floor of a workshop that dates back to the 7th century B.C. The bones “were either simply left on the floor of the workshop or ended up in an area with a concentration of discarded,

  • Roman shoes revealed social status

    Updated: 2013-01-21 21:10:58
    Shoes found at a Roman military base have revealed that the children and infants who lived there wore shoes that reflected their social status. The teeny-tiny shoes, some sized for infants, not only reveal that families were part of Roman military life, but also show that children were dressed to match their parent’s place in

  • Ancient city preserved beneath mud

    Updated: 2013-01-21 18:58:59
    Some archaeologists believe that the ancient city of Myra in Turkey, which was buried beneath 18 feet of mud 700 years ago, may be well-preserved. Archaeologists first detected the ancient city in 2009 using ground-penetrating radar that revealed anomalies whose shape and size suggested walls and buildings. Over the next two years they excavated a

  • World’s oldest railway tunnel to be mapped

    Updated: 2013-01-21 15:14:26
    Archaeologists will be employing the use of laser scanners to map the Butterly Gangroad in Derbyshire, England, which was built in 1793. He said: “It’s got a claim to being the oldest railway tunnel in the world, but it could have been reconstructed at some stage. There’s a lot of these railways in the Ripley

  • Oldest Roman hairstyle recreated

    Updated: 2013-01-18 21:07:56
    A hairdresser has recreated the oldest hairstyle in Rome, worn by the famous Vestal Virgins who guarded the fire of Vesta, the goddess of the hearth. It’s been incredibly elusive trying to figure out how it was made until now, because there were only two artifacts that show the hairstyle in enough detail to tell

  • 2012 in review

    Updated: 2013-01-06 00:24:04
    Daly History Blog Skip to content Home About me Book Reviews Contact Me Gallery Historian for Hire My Books and Articles My talks Kirchner’s Argentina : externalising domestic tensions 6 January , 2013 12:24 pm Jump to Comments 2012 in review The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this . blog Here’s an : excerpt 19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform . This blog was viewed about 110,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the Barclays Center , it would take about 6 sold-out performances for that many people to see . it Click here to see the complete . report About these ads Rate : this Share : this Twitter Facebook Email LinkedIn Digg Reddit StumbleUpon Google 1 Print Like : this Like One blogger likes . this 8 Comments

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