Mesoamerican peoples built pyramids from around 1000 B. up until the time of the Spanish conquest in the early 16th century. American pyramids were generally built of earth and then faced with stone, typically in a stepped, or layered, shape topped by a platform or temple structure.
The earliest known pyramid stands at La Venta in Tabasco, Mexico. In many cases, pyramids in Latin America were rebuilt again and again over already existing structures, in order to glorify the current ruler.
Built by the Olmecs, the first major Mesoamerican civilization, it dates to between 1000 B. Rebuilding the pyramid, it was believed, was a crucial process that renewed the king's relationship with the gods.
At one point, historians concluded that (in contrast with Egyptian pyramids), pre-Columbian pyramids were not intended as burial chambers but as homes for deities.
The Bluefish Caves in Yukon lie in a region known as Beringia that stretched from the Mackenzie River in N. Twenty-three fragments studied by Lauriane Bourgeon "definitely" show signs of being cut by human tools, Burke said.
to Siberia nearly 24,000 years ago during the last ice age. "We have lots of lines of evidence that are converging on what looks like quite a coherent story of what looks like human presence," said Ariane Burke, an anthropologist at the University of Montreal.
The present Savannah Golf Club and course was founded in 1899, apparently without knowledge of its ancestry at the time or for decades after, (much like Fraserburgh Golf Club).
Its present course dates to 1899, and did not become 18-holes until the first quarter of 20th century, believed to be 1917 or so.
Editor's note: This map is an update of one last published in March 2017.
The Boston region has some of America's oldest cemeteries, with a handful stretching back to the early 1600s and a goodly proportion launching well before the 1900s.
The most common motif in open air rock art was a human figure or anthropomorph.
Open air anthropomorphs were 'simply rendered, but sometimes they show details like eyes or horns and often have large hands with exaggerated fingers.'The human images from the Mississippian period are the most elaborate and detailed, as seen in the several mud glyphs in the Mud Glyph Cave.
There is a note in 1796 of the club holding a ball and also a notice of the annual general meeting to be held 1st October 1796 being the anniversary of the club formation.