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The Bicentennial of the War of 1812

Posted by Edward V. Curtin on June 26, 2012 in Archaeology, History |

Kindle“In 1814 we took a little trip, ‘long with Colonel Jackson down the Mighty Mississipp’. Took a little bacon and we took a little beans, And we fought the bloody British in the Town of New Orleans.” -Jimmy Driftwood, “The Battle of New Orleans” This month marks the 200th anniversary of the beginning of the […]

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Shaping the Forest with Fire-A Very Old Native American Practice

Posted by Edward V. Curtin on October 13, 2011 in Archaeology, Paleoecology |

Kindle(This is the fifth in a series of posts about the environmental context of human ecosystems and archaeological sites in eastern North America, ca. AD 800-1700). A press release last year by the University of Manchester (2010) reported on the oldest evidence of a dwelling yet found in England, some 10,500 years old.  It also […]

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