United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization Underwater Cultural Heritage

UNESCO’s  Underwater Cultural Heritage program  “encompasses all traces of human existence that lie or have lain underwater and have a cultural or historical character.” This is an active scientific group that seeks to support research and preservation effects around the globe. With the changeability in the weather and coastal areas longevity uncertain the work UNESCO…

Etzanoa: To Rival Cahokia?

Not many have heard of Etzanoa. Not yet that is. Researchers believe they have discovered the “great settlement,” described by the explorer Don Juan de Oñate. Etzanoa was said to stretch for 5 miles and house 20,000 ancestors of the Wichita tribe near the confluence of two rivers. In a study led by our guest…

Hart Island Project

At the western end of the Long Island Sound you will encounter Hart Island.  Though it is small, approximately a mile long by a quarter mile wide, it has quite a story. Hart Island is the location of a 101-acre  potter’s field (that is city burial ground) for New York City. It is  the largest…

Cedar Rapids’ Beer Cave

                (Left:Intact brick beer caves from 1855 beneath Brewery Square on Linn Street in Iowa City. Right: The interior of the newly discovered beer cave in Cedar Rapids, University of Iowa) About a year ago the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) discovered a potentially dangerous sinkhole near Interstate…