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Chemical traces of “black drink” found in Missouri

Chemical traces of "black drink", a highly caffeinated ancient beverage indigenous to the southeastern United States, has been found outside of St. Louis, Missouri. In the 1600s, Europeans exploring the American southeast wrote of a purification ritual practiced by the native people, involving dancing, vomiting, and large amounts of what the

1,000-year-old market center found in Illinois

An ancient Native American market center, containing a treasure trove of artifacts, has been found in Illinois. “The number of bowls, the highly ornate vessels that we are getting, tells us this was a major site,” Harl said. A backhoe stripped away thin layers of dirt while half a dozen archaeologists