Ancient spear points discovered near Austin, Texas are believed to be the oldest weapons ever found in North America, a study published this week finds. Researchers at Texas A&M discovered the spear points, estimated to be 15,500-years-old and roughly three- to four-inches-long, in central Texas, about 40 miles northwest of Austin. Researchers said the spear points pre-date the Clovis, a group of people believed to be the first to enter the Americas. Read more from USA Today. NewsOK highlights articles of interest from selected websites to increase the scope of commentary and coverage available to readers. Readers are linked back to the source of the content. … [Read more...] about Oldest weapons discovered in North America tell us more about first Americans, researchers say
close Video Oldest weapons ever discovered in North America uncovered Ancient tools that may give historians a glimpse into America's history were recently discovered just feet below the surface in Texas. Ancient tools that may give historians a glimpse into America's history were recently discovered just feet below the surface in Texas. Researchers with Texas A&M University made the stunning discovery during a dig at the Debra L. Friedkin site, located just 40 miles northwest of Austin. Archaeologists have been searching for artifacts at the site near Buttermilk Creek for more than a decade — but this may be their most important find yet. Michael Waters, professor of anthropology and director of the Center for the Study of the First Americans at Texas A&M, and staff from Baylor University and the University of Texas described the various ancient items they found in a study published in the latest issue of Science Advances. The … [Read more...] about Oldest weapons ever discovered in North America uncovered in Texas
Plestis' Smart Dog Media is producing Fox's upcoming "Masked Singer" with Endemol Tim Baysinger, provided by Published 9:41 am PDT, Thursday, October 25, 2018 Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Endemol Shine North America Signs Overall Deal With Former NBC Reality Chief Craig Plestis 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Endemol Shine North America has signed a first-look deal with unscripted TV veteran Craig Plestis and his Smart Dog Media. Plestis, a former top unscripted executive at NBC, is set to launch his latest series, “Masked Singer” on Fox (Jan. 2, 2019), which his Smart Dog is producing with Endemol Shine NA. Read the full article on The Wrap … [Read more...] about Endemol Shine North America Signs Overall Deal With Former NBC Reality Chief Craig Plestis
In April 1528, the Pánfilo de Narváez expedition landed in Florida, off-course and destined for Mexico, bringing with it a Moroccan slave who would become the first black explorer of North America.And it happened in St. Petersburg, in Boca Ciega Bay. The slave was named was Estevanico. He belonged to Andrés Dorantes de Carranza. He was one of four survivors of out of more than 400 voyagers from the expedition. Together, they became the first nonnatives to traverse what is now the United States, trekking 3,500 miles from Boca Ciega Bay to Mexico City over eight years, living among the natives. Never heard of him? Or the expedition? You’re probably not alone.A recently formed History Council in St. Petersburg, a collective of organizations and individuals, wants to change that. Helmed by historian and chairman Jim MacDougald and executive director Amy Miller, the council aims to spread awareness of the Florida Suncoast’s cultural heritage.“We started … [Read more...] about Did you know the first black explorer of North America landed in St. Petersburg in 1528?
Animal health officials say a disease carried by gnats has turned up in Minnesota deer for the first time. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health confirmed the first cases of epizootic hemorrhagic disease — or EHD — in a small herd of captive white-tailed deer in Goodhue County. Officials say six of seven animals died of the disease earlier this month. The remaining buck appears health and is showing no signs of the disease. While this is the first detection of the disease in Minnesota deer, it is widespread across North America. The disease was previously detected in two Minnesota cattle in Brown County in 2012 and Murray County in 2013. The virus is transmitted between deer by biting midges, or gnats. There are no known health risks to people. … [Read more...] about Gnat-borne disease turns up in MN deer for first time. Ailment common in North America.