As We Celebrate The Rediscovery of The Endeavour Let’s Acknowledge Its Complicated Legacy

Researchers, including Australian maritime archaeologists, believe they have found Captain Cook’s historic ship HMB Endeavour in Newport Harbour, Rhode Island. An official announcement will be made on Friday.

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How Unearthing Queensland’s ‘Native Police’ Camps Gives Us a Window Onto Colonial Violence

In 19th century Queensland, the Native Mounted Police were responsible for “dispersing” (a euphemism for systematic killing) Aboriginal people. This government-funded paramilitary force operated from 1849 (prior to Queensland’s separation from New South Wales) until 1904. It grew to have an expansive reach throughout the state, with camps established in strategic locations along the ever-expanding…

Lost City of Etzanoa Now Open To Public In Kansas

The lost city of Etzanoa, one of the largest Native American archeological sites in the entire United States, has been opened to the public. Located in Arkansas City, Kansas, experts believe the site may exceed the size of the Cahokia Mounds. Using new translations of Spanish conquistador documents that were compiled by researchers at the University of California…

The Mysteries of Oak Island: The Coins of Oak Island

Could it be? an article? about Oak Island? It most certainly is, and it doesn’t mention Aztecs or Phoenicians once! Over the many years searching, a number of artefacts have been found during digs and excavations at the fabled Oak Island in Nova Scotia, Canada, the site of the legendary “Money Pit.” A number of…

Lost Treasure: Teddy Tucker and Tucker’s Cross

Considered the most valuable single object ever recovered from a shipwreck, Tucker’s Cross is an emerald studded, 22 carat gold cross that was recovered by noted diver and explorer Teddy Tucker from what is believed to be the wreck of the San Pedro, a Spanish treasure galleon sunk in 1594. In 1975 it was discovered…

Lost Treasure: The Florentine Diamond of the Medici

Formerly one of the Crown Jewels of Austria and the prize of the Medici Family, the Florentine Diamond is a nine-sided 126-facet double rose cut diamond, a diamond that has been at the centre of death and mayhem for many of the (un)fortunate few who have owned it. Also known as the Tuscany Diamond, the…

New Evidence Revealed From The Wreck of the Rooswijk

New evidence uncovered from the wreck of the Rooswijk has revealed extensive smuggling amongst the crew, a factor that may have led to their untimely demise off the south coast in 1740 as they were forced to choose between jettisoning their cargo or being pulled down to the depths. A joint team of English and…

Possible Skeleton of Sir George Yeardley Unearthed at Jamestown

Archeologists digging at a 400 year old church in Jamestown, Virginia believe they may have uncovered the skeleton of Sir George Yeardley, one of the first politicians and slave owners in the history of the United States. The excavation at the church is a joint endeavour by the Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation and the Smithsonian Institution…