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Settler’s cabin revealed by Arizona’s Slide fire

A settler's cabin, estimated to be at least 100 years old, has been found on land cleared by the 21,000-acre Sldie fire near Barney Spring, Arizona. A couple of short stacks of logs that appeared to be intersecting at a right angle caught the eye of a firefighter battling the Slide

Ancient map gives clue to the fate of the Roanoke settlers

An analysis of a map from the late 16th century has lead researchers to believe they have uncovered the fate of the settlers who vanished from Roanoke Island. [Thnx to Anatoly for sending me the link!] "We believe that this evidence provides conclusive proof that they moved westward up the Albemarle

Scottish settler’s home found on Prince Edward Island

The 18th-century home of a Scottish settler has been found in a park in Prince Edward Island, Canada. The location of the late 1700s homestead at Stanhope was revealed in 2008, when the remnants of an old garbage pile was discovered. Parks Canada staff and the local historical society, about

Jamestown settlers’ trash reveal tough times

Oyster shells excavated from a well in Jamestown, Virginia, show evidence that the settlers suffered through a long-lasting, deep drought. The shells reveal that water in the James River near the colony, where many of those oysters were harvested, was much saltier then than along that stretch of the estuary

Debating the origins of America’s Stonehenge

Was America's Stonehenge built by early American Indians, colonial settlers or a migrant European culture that visited the woods of New Hampshire nearly 4,000 years ago. “We don’t think it was a ‘habitat’ site,” said the stocky, bespectacled Mr. Stone. “Perhaps a shaman once stayed here, but primarily it’s a religious

17th century village discovered near Jamestown, Virginia

The short-lived village of Argall Towne, Jamestown's first suburb, has been found. The village was started in 1617 by Capt. Samuel Argall, then a colorful lieutenant governor of the colony. It thrived for three years, but his impetuous behavior led many of the settlers to move away to Martin’s Hundred near