Confusing Copper Barons and a Rant.

The eighth article in The Lost History of Ancient America is titled “Michigan's Copper Barons” by Rick Osmon. Osmon jumps right into his article with no explanation of what or who he’s talking about. It’s a bit jarring, and sets the stage for a very confusing article to follow. He starts by telling us about an... Continue Reading →

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The Not-So-Secret Ancient Copper Workshop at Cahokia.

The seventh article in The Lost History of Ancient America is titled “First Copper Workshop Discovered” by Wayne N. May. May starts with a story. He tells us about Gregory Perino’s discovery of a copper workshop located on Monks Mound in Cahokia, a Mississippian mound complex located in Illinois. Which in itself is not shocking... Continue Reading →

Bronze Age Oil Barons in Pre-Colombian America.

The fifth article in the Lost History of Ancient America book, edited by Frank Joseph, is Thomas Anderton's article "Who Were the Oil Tycoons of Pre-Columbian Pennsylvania?" If you answered the Seneca or Iroquois Indians, you would be wrong…according to Anderton. Anderton attempts to make the argument that the ancient oil pits of Pennsylvania were... Continue Reading →

The Shipwreck That Never Was: The “UX-791” and Great Lakes Maritime History via JaySea Archaeology

JaySea over on his own fledgling blog has taken a crack at debunking bad archaeology reporting in the media. I think he did a bang-up job, and as he's a bit a a pro at maritime archaeology too so I really recommend giving his blog a look. In February 18, of 2016 came this headline: “USA:... Continue Reading →

Bast Worshiping Hopewellian Egyptians in Pre-Columbian Ancient America.

Our third chapter in in the Lost History of Ancient America edited by Frank Joseph is an article titled Egyptian Style Cat Burial in Illinois written by Professor Julia Patterson (1931-2015). I can find nothing about Professor Patterson professionally, and other than this article in the edited volume, I can’t find anything else she may... Continue Reading →

Hindu Corn Goddesses and Tobacco Mummies: New World Plants and Old World Trade.

The second article in The Lost History of Ancient America is titled 'Plants Connect the Old and New Worlds'. It's penned by Dr. Carl L. Johannessen (2017), a retired professor of geography from the University of Oregon. Johannessen's article is the longest in the first section of the book and claims that there are 14 plants that were present in... Continue Reading →

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