Lansing Man is the name commonly given to a collection of human remains dug up near Lansing, Kansas in 1902. The remains were found when digging a cellar, and included at least a jaw, and according to various accounts, possibly an entire adult skull, several adult bones, and a child's jaw. ...more on Wikipedia about "Lansing Man"
This list of pre-Columbian civilizations includes those civilizations and cultures of the Americas which flourished prior to the European colonization of the Americas. ...more on Wikipedia about "List of pre-Columbian civilizations"
In the sequence of North American cultural stages first proposed by Gordon Willey and Phillip Phillips in 1958, the Lithic stage was the earliest period of human occupation in the Americas, covering the earliest, Pleistocene period. ...more on Wikipedia about "Lithic stage"
Lubbock Lake Landmark is an important archeological site and natural history preserve in the city of Lubbock, Texas. The Landmark contains evidence of almost 12,000 years of occupation by ancient peoples on the Llano Estacado (Southern High Plains). It is run by the Museum of Texas Tech University. ...more on Wikipedia about "Lubbock Lake Landmark"
In archaeology, the Maritime Archaic period is a period lasting from approximately 7000 BC into modern times. It describes and encompasses communities of sea-mammal hunters in the subarctic. Maritime Archaic sites occur along the Atlantic coast from Maine to Labrador. Their settlements sometimes included longhouses, and there is evidence of engaging in long-distance trade. Coastal sites were probably seasonal, while the more inland occupations were probably used for most of the year. ...more on Wikipedia about "Maritime Archaic"
This period in North American archaeology is also referred to as the Piedmont period. The area that this tradition covered went from New England to North Carolina. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mast Forest Late Archaic Period"
Meadowcroft Rock Shelter is an archaeological site located near Avella in Washington County, in southwestern Pennsylvania in the United States. Artifacts found at the site are connected by some archaeologists with North America's Paleo-Indian culture of approximately 10,000 to 16,000 years ago. ...more on Wikipedia about "Meadowcroft Rock Shelter" shortopedia - Xtending Info.
The Moche civilization (aka the Mochica culture, Early Chimu, Pre-Chimu, Proto-Chimu, etc.) flourished in northern Peru from about 200 CE to 700 CE. Today it is understood that they were not politically the same people as the Chimú, and some believe this was not even an empire but rather a group of communities that shared a common iconography and technology. Years as expansive as 300 BCE to 1000 CE are sometimes described as the era of the Moche. They are noted for the elaborate painted ceramics and pottery, gold work, and irrigation systems. Moche history is broadly categorized into five periods based on the increasing complexity of pottery decoration. Many Moche ceramic pieces, including their highly detailed erotic pottery, can be found at the Museo de la Nacion and the Museo Larco Herrera, both in Lima. ...more on Wikipedia about "Moche"
Monk's Mound is the largest Pre-Columbian earthwork of its type in North America. Located in what is now Collinsville, IL, it is over 100 feet tall, 1000 feet long, and 800 feet wide (larger at its base than the Great Pyramid of Giza). It is comprised primarily of four layers, or terraces, each smaller than the last and probably added later. It is the only mound with more than two terraces in the eastern half of North America. Erosion and damage by people have significantly altered the mound over time so that its original size is uncertain. ...more on Wikipedia about "Monk's Mound"
Monte Verde is an archaeological site in south-central Chile, which is suspected to date back about 14,000 years, making it one of the earliest inhabited sites in the Americas. It puts into question the date at which humans began colonising the Americas, putting the accepted date back about 1000 years. ...more on Wikipedia about "Monte Verde"
The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (or NAGPRA) is a United States federal law passed in 1990 requiring that the remains of all Native Americans be returned to their respective peoples if and when they have been excavated, and allows archeological teams a short time for analysis before the remains must be returned. This legislation also applies to many Native American artifacts, especially burial items and religious artifacts. It has necessitated massive cataloguing of the Native American collections of many museums in order to identify the living heirs of remains and artifacts. ...more on Wikipedia about "Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act"
Several current native American cultures continue their original pottery traditions, still producing ware for practical use and for sale to collectors. One of the most common kinds of pots made by native peoples of North and Central America is the olla. The unglazed pot is characterized by a spherical body and wide mouth. Ollas were made over a thousand years ago and almost all the tribes in the Southwest United States and Mexico still make them today. ...more on Wikipedia about "Native American pottery"
The Nez Perce National Historical Park is a United States National Historical Park comprising 38 sites located throughout the states of Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington which are the traditional aboriginal lands of the Nez Perce. The sites commemorate the history, culture and stories of the people. ...more on Wikipedia about "Nez Perce National Historical Park"
Pecos National Historical Park is a National Historical Park in the U.S. state of New Mexico. It is located about 25 miles (40 km) east of Santa Fe, New Mexico. ...more on Wikipedia about "Pecos National Historical Park" Come again to shortopedia shortopedia
The Piasa or Piasa Bird is a legendary creature that was depicted in a mural painted by Native Americans on a cliff above the Mississippi River. The mural was created prior to the arrival of any European explorers in that area. The "Piasa" may also be a representation of the "Ukena," or Underwater Panther, that appears in the mythology of many eastern native traditions. Its location was near present day Alton, Illinois in Jersey County. ...more on Wikipedia about "Piasa"
Pu`uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park preserves the site where, up until the early 19th century, Hawaiians who broke a kapu or one of the ancient laws against the gods could avoid certain death by fleeing to this place of refuge or "pu`uhonua". The offender would absolved by a priest and freed to leave. Defeated warriors and non-combatants could also find refuge here during times of battle. The grounds just outside the Great Wall that encloses the pu`uhonua were home to several generations of powerful chiefs. ...more on Wikipedia about "Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park"
Puye Cliff Dwellings are the ruins of an abandoned pueblo on the Santa Clara Indian Reservation near Santa Fe, New Mexico. The site is now a National Historic Landmark. ...more on Wikipedia about "Puye Cliff Dwellings"
Four Spanish frontier missions, part of a colonization system that stretched across the Spanish Southwest in the 17th, 18th, 19th centuries, are preserved here. They include Missions San Jose, San Juan, Espada, and Concepcion. The park, containing many cultural sites along with some natural areas, was established in 1978. The park covers about 819 acres (3.3 km²). ...more on Wikipedia about "San Antonio Missions National Historical Park"
San Lorenzo Tenochtitlán (or San Lorenzo) is the collective name for three related archaeological sites -- San Lorenzo, Tenochtitlán, and Potrero Nuevo -- located southeast of Veracruz, Mexico. From 1200 BCE to 900 BCE, it was the major center of Olmec culture. San Lorenzo Tenochtitlán is best known today for the colossal stone heads unearthed there, the greatest of which weigh 20 tons or more and are 3 meters high. ...more on Wikipedia about "San Lorenzo Tenochtitlán"
Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site is the site of the first integrated ironworks in North America, 1646-1668. It includes the reconstructed blast furnace, forge, rolling mill, and a restored 17th century house. ...more on Wikipedia about "Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site"
Sheguiandah is a notable Paleo-Indian archaeological site on the northeastern shore of Manitoulin Island, Manitoulin District, Ontario. It was originally discovered in 1951 by Thomas E. Lee, who estimated an occupation date of about 30 000 years BP. Later, Peter L. Storck examined Lee's work at the site with the assistance of a geologist and gave a more conservative estimate, but said that more research needed to be done. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sheguiandah"
Snaketown is the name of a prehistoric Native American settlement in Arizona's lower Gila River valley near the community of Chandler in the United States of America. Snaketown was registered as a national historic landmark, and was made part of the National Park system in 1972. The area, located within the Gila River Indian Reservation, is not open to the public. ...more on Wikipedia about "Snaketown"
The Speculative Period (1492a.-1840a.) was a term created by Gordon Willey and Sabloff (1993:12-37) to describe the archaeological methods and approaches employed in North America at the time. All the data during this time was based mainly on the notes from accounts from explorers and missionaries. It was very primitive compared with modern archaeological methods. One big problem with using the accounts from explorers and missionaries in North America was how they labeled the Native Americans as one group because of the lack of visual physical differences. ...more on Wikipedia about "Speculative Period"
The Feathered Serpent Pyramid is an important religious and political center located in Teotihuacán. It is a site where much investigation has been done concerning Teotihuacán daily life. The Pyramid of the Feathered Serpent has revealed a great deal about religious ceremonies, burials, and politics in ancient Mesoamerica for the site of Teotihuacán. ...more on Wikipedia about "Temple of the Feathered Serpent"
Teotihuacán (coordinates: ) was the largest-known pre-Columbian city in the Americas, and the name is also used to refer to the civilization this city dominated, which at its greatest extent included much of Mesoamerica. ...more on Wikipedia about "Teotihuacán"
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