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Hochelaga: the mystery village of the Iroquois

Darren Bonaparte examines the hidden history of Hochelaga, a village of over a thousand people on the present island of Montreal, where Jacques Cartier first met the Iroquois people.  By Darren Bonaparte | Canada's History | May 9, 2017 Before there was Montréal, there was Hochelaga – A sixteenth-century agricultural community…
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How Did a Spanish Axe Wind Up in Toronto 100 Years Before Europeans?

Wilhelm Murg | Indian Country Media Network | July 10, 2012 Curse of The Axe is a documentary about the archeological discovery of Mantle, the largest Huron First Nations village discovered to date. The site, located in present-day Stouffville, near Toronto, once contained 90 long houses and 3 rows of defensive walls which required…
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Hundreds of years later, plants domesticated by ancient civilizations still dominate in the Amazon

By Erik Stokstad | Science |Mar. 2, 2017 , 2:00 PM After Europeans brought smallpox and other highly infectious diseases to the Amazon in the 15th and 16th centuries, millions of native people died and much of their civilization was wiped out. But it didn’t disappear entirely. Left behind was a…
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Finding North America’s lost medieval city

Cahokia was North America's biggest city—then it was completely abandoned. I went there to find out why. by ANNALEE NEWITZ - 12/13/2016, 7:30 AM Ars Technica A thousand years ago, huge pyramids and earthen mounds stood where East St. Louis sprawls today in Southern Illinois. This majestic urban architecture towered over the swampy…
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