Cremated remains and a broken copper band in a 4,000-year-old settlement on a barrier island off the coast of Georgia suggest that trade networks in ancient North America linked people from the Great Lakes to the southeastern coast. And it wasn't just about exchanging goods; the far-flung connections created shared culture. Widespread trade networks once linked communities in northeastern US with those around the Great Lakes and the Ohio River Valley and extended south to the Tennessee River Valley. Around 5,000 years ago, hunter-gatherer societies in eastern North America started to become more settled, and their populations started to grow. As these communities grew, they also developed long-distance social and economic connections with other communities. In the archaeological record, we can only really see evidence for the exchange of goods, especially shells, beads, raw stone for working into tools, and copper. But those are probably just the tangible pieces of a more complex set … [Read more...] about Find shows 4,000-year-old trade routes stretched from Carolinas to Great Lakes
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University of Minnesota researchers recently found that not only are microplastics a part of water from the Great Lakes, the tiny contaminants are showing up in beer brewed with that water. Microplastics are small plastic pieces less than 5 millimeters in length—about the size of a sesame seed—according to the National Oceanic And Atmospheric Association. They can come from beauty products like facial cleansers and toothpaste, as well as from synthetic clothing manufacturing. Minneapolis’ KARE 11 reports they’re now infiltrating beer that’s brewed with water from the Great Lakes. Researchers found microplastics in all three Duluth-brewed beers they tested. Brewers I talked to who also use water from the Great Lakes expressed concern over such contaminants, and say that’s why they pay such close attention to filtration and water-treatment procedures at their breweries. “Quite honestly, with microplastics, I sort of figured they’d be … [Read more...] about Beer brewed with Great Lakes water may contain microplastics
Tenerife never fails to be a hit with Brits looking for a cheap, fun family holiday in the sun. The largest of the Canary Islands, there are so many things to see and do in Tenerife; it's packed with stunning beaches, thrilling theme parks, bustling bars and restaurants, and some brilliant family-friendly resorts. The best part is that you don't need to break the bank if you're hoping to stay in one of the island's best hotels - there's a reason that Tenerife has a reputation for offering cheap holidays. You can find some great deals whether you're after a room-only deal, thinking of going all-inclusive, or searching for cheap holiday packages to Spain. To give you a helping hand, we've searched out some of the best hotels in Tenerife that are also budget-friendly. Check out our top picks below... 1. Park Club Europe This all-inclusive resort right by Los Cristianos Beach has everything you could want for a fuss-free holiday. Take a dip in the pool, head to one of the two … [Read more...] about 10 awesome hotels in Tenerife that are also great if you’re on a budget
Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Mustang is said to carry the legacy of an ill-fated promotion involving both NCAA basketball and the Uncola, 7UP. Let’s see whether its price proves a slam dunk or a bottleneck. Baked Alaska is an overly complicated dessert made up of ice cream, cake, and meringue. That’s then doused in alcohol and set ablaze just as it’s served so as to brown the peaky whipped egg white topping. It’s a dramatic presentation to be sure, but fire? At the table? I think not. I’d much rather my food be cooked in the kitchen and then served to me after all the open flame parts of the process have been completed. A similar request might be made for yesterday’s interesting but seemingly half-baked 1987 Range Rover Turbo D. A rare two-door diesel import with a valued five-speed stick, it came with a litany of mechanical issues—leaks and mounts mostly—that needed to be addressed before the British wagon could be deemed a … [Read more...] about At $20,000, Could This 1990 Ford Mustang 5.0 Be The Ultimate Pop Culture Reference?