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Mammoth Cave, Kentucky, USA. Source: Margaret River/CC BY ND 2.0

Mammoth Cave: An Underground Attraction That Sparked a War in Kentucky

No remains of mammoths have been found in the underground maze called Mammoth Cave - the name refers to the sheer size of its entrance. Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky, USA, is a remarkable...
View from the ruins on the Indian Mesa, Arizona.

The Indian Mesa: Commanding Views at Native American Fortifications in the Wild West

The Indian Mesa site is a historic area located in the wild and rugged Arizona landscape. With its spectacular views and, of course, its association with the Wild West, Arizona is a popular...
Spirit poles on Olkhon Island, Lake Baikal, Russia.

Puzzling Prehistoric Posts: The Enigmatic Spirit Poles of Eurasia

Totem poles are often seen as quintessential features of the Northwest Coast of America. Simon Fraser University lists ten types of American totem pole, which indicate their diversity and how the...
Hoodoos above the Milk River in winter.

Discover Insights Into Humanity’s Natural Spiritual Heritage at Writing-On-Stone Park

Geological forces have created many natural wonders throughout the world. Some of the most magnificent of these are the remarkable landforms at Writing-on-Stone Park, known as Áísínai'p in the local...
Remains of Kiusta Village houses

Kiusta Village: Millennia of First Nations History and Culture Passed to the Next Generation

The First Nations in Canada have a rich history and on the Pacific coast of Canada, there are many archaeological sites that are of great importance. One of these is the Haida village of Kiusta in...
Lake Kliluk

Canada’s Spotted Lake: The Most Alien-Looking Lake on Earth

The natural world has many wonders. One of the most remarkable is that of the so-called Spotted Lake in British Columbia, Canada. It is a polka-dotted body-of-water that looks so bizarre you could be...
The Great Spirit petroglyph at Petroglyphs Park Woodview

Petroglyphs Park Woodview in Ontario, Canada Has Over 1,000 Petroglyphs

The First Nation peoples of Canada have left many remains of their long and varied history on the Canadian landscape. In the Peterborough Park Woodview, Ontario there is a series of their petroglyphs...
Haida Gwaii totem pole

The Totems Haida Gwaii, Canada: A Mortuary Pole for the Soul

One of the most beautiful and historic areas in Canada is Haida Gwaii, which is an archipelago 155 miles (250 kilometers long). Here a visitor can view an area of great natural beauty of historic...
Newfoundland

Port Au Choix, Newfoundland: Once Home to Four First Nation Cultures

Canada has a rich archaeological heritage. There are many sites from early First Nations cultures and the first European settlers. This means that there are a great variety of archaeological sites in...
British Block Cairn

The British Block Cairn in Canada: A Sacred Site of the Niitisitapi People

The British Block Cairn in Alberta is of great archaeological and historical importance and is one of the most noteworthy First Nation Sites in the west of Canada, recognized nationally as well as...
Watercolor, Jacques Cartier visiting Hochelaga, October 1535

Hochelaga, Montreal: Was It A Myth Or Did Cartier Really Discover The Village Which Is Now Lost?

Canada recognizes the contribution made by those who inhabited the country before the arrival of the Europeans. One of the most important First Nations is the Iroquois. Hochelaga village was an...
Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park

Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park, Where Ancient Siksika Tradition Meets Modern Exploration

The First Peoples of Canada are justly proud of their heritage and culture. The history of the Siksika people and the related Blackfoot people is particularly rich. Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park...
Charlie Lake Cave Inside

Charlie Lake Cave: A Gully of Buried Treasure 10,500 Years Old

Although the vast majority of archaeologists agree that ‘Paleoindian’ cultures were well-established throughout the Americas dating to the end of the last glacial period (about 12000 BC), when their...
Ancient Clam Farming

Ancient clam farming is superior to modern day methods

A new study published in the journal PLOS ONE , has revealed that indigenous people in Canada had superior ways for harvesting clams and molluscs compared to methods used today. Their ancient method...