Dotting the high hills of the northern plains are hundreds of Native American stone constructions, called medicine wheels, that some scientists and historians believe to be aligned with the stars.
In the past few decades, the field of archaeoastronomy, which aims to uncover how past civilizations understood celestial phenomena, has turned to medicine wheels to demonstrate the Native Americans’ grasp of the heavens.
Ars Technica reports that It took years of testing before an interdisciplinary team of researchers could ascertain that the mastodon bones date to 130,000 years ago.
But with this information in hand an even more shocking claim was waiting to be made – there are marks the researchers assert were left on the bones by early humans.
In the late 1940s, Margaret Mead, in describing this pre-war dating system, argued that dating was not about sex or marriage.
Instead, it was a "competitive game," a way for girls and boys to demonstrate their popularity.
This event has provided a gateway for those who wish to re-acquaint themselves with their deeply rooted traditions and profoundly engage with one of the most devotional celebrations for the continuous cycle of life.
In the spirit of the goddess Mictecacihuatl, known as the “Lady of the Dead,” and Samhain, the Celtic day feast of the dead, Hollywood Forever has engrained and developed a much desired and appreciated emotionally driven chord with its surrounding community.
studied the night sky, whether it was for navigation, measuring time, or spiritual purposes.
The Plains Indians of North America were no exception.
A trove of ancient bones was found in 1992 by construction workers.
It included the remains of dire wolves, horses, gophers, camels, and -the most exciting - an adult male mastodon.