Category Archives: archaeology

Primitive Technology: Forge Blower

I invented the Bow Blower, a combination of the bow drill and forge blower to make a device that can force air into a fire while being easy to construct from commonly occurring natural materials using only primitive technology. I … Continue reading

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river of monks | gregfallis.com

Interesting…Des Moines as “the Monks” never quite settled with me. I look forward to learning more about this alternative explanation: But there’s more. One of the first people to call the river by its European name was the French Jesuit … Continue reading

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Exclusive: The first pictures of blood from a 10,000 year old Siberian woolly mammoth

This is bizarre. Exclusive: The first pictures of blood from a 10,000 year old Siberian woolly mammoth.

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Explore – nprfreshair: Scenes from World War II…

Explore – nprfreshair: Scenes from World War II….

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Buried tree, more uncovered in Iowa’s mammoth mystery | Local News – KCCI Home

I love that this history (pre-history) is being unearthed so close to home.  I want to teach the kiddos to be excited about this type of news!   Buried tree, more uncovered in Iowa’s mammoth mystery | Local News – … Continue reading

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Grandeur Lost: The Modern Ruins of Abandoned Detroit | WebUrbanist

Detroit is arguably one of the most fascinating modern cities in the world. This is thanks to the city’s unique balance between its former identity as a manufacturing mecca and its current state of sectional abandonment and iterative renewal. It … Continue reading

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Indy Goes Geek: Laser Mapping Helps Archaeologists | Wired Science | Wired.com

Newish technology applied to the oldest of human investigation. It’s great to see the progression from eyes on the ground (looking for mounds/hills) in early archaeology to the introduction of the airplane and cartography to heat mapping and other more … Continue reading

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Woman and Infant Found Buried in Des Moines

Well, not recently and without foul play. I suspect it’s because I don’t read the papers, but I’m glad to learn a year later that “the Palace,” a well preserved 7000 year old prehistoric settlement (with woman, infant, and housing … Continue reading

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