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by Koakai
Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: National History Honors Society
Topic: History Lecture Ideas
Replies: 119
Views: 145958

Re: History Lecture Ideas

I love that I had never read his wiki before. He seriously went off the deep end later in life. In 1914, famed photographer Edward S. Curtis produced the first feature film starring native americans. This film was called 'In the land of the Headhunters', and commercially it was a flop. A story of lo...
by Koakai
Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:43 pm
Forum: National History Honors Society
Topic: 022 - The Lost City of Zed
Replies: 3
Views: 4829

Re: 022 - The Lost City of Zed

The fascinating thing about this lecture is that since 2010 there has been a rash of finds in the amazon. Large geoglyphs have been seen now that deforestation has been an ongoing factor in the region.

http://www.world-archaeology.com/news/a ... ire-found/

Very cool stuff.
by Koakai
Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:41 am
Forum: National History Honors Society
Topic: History Lecture Ideas
Replies: 119
Views: 145958

Re: History Lecture Ideas

Thank you. I happen to enjoy odd things about history, so this history segment interests me intensely. :) As for BC, dear me you could mine it for a long time. There is actually a facebook group called Haunted British Columbia if anyone is interested in cool pictures of abandoned areas of this fine ...
by Koakai
Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:36 am
Forum: National History Honors Society
Topic: History Lecture Ideas
Replies: 119
Views: 145958

Re: History Lecture Ideas

Aha! I was cursing my younger self, thinking that perhaps those photos were a part of those that were lost either due to mugging or bad processing of the film until I started pouring through my negatives. Then i remembered that I had made a mini-scrap book to go along with my journal of those months...
by Koakai
Fri Dec 28, 2012 9:51 pm
Forum: National History Honors Society
Topic: History Lecture Ideas
Replies: 119
Views: 145958

Re: History Lecture Ideas

Alas no. I never did get that elusive master's document that meant I could hold a permit in my own right. Perhaps eventually I shall drop the other chunk of change needed to get that piece of paper. Until then the closest thing I get to archaeology is digging the old product from the back of the she...
by Koakai
Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: National History Honors Society
Topic: History Lecture Ideas
Replies: 119
Views: 145958

Re: History Lecture Ideas

Alas in British Columbia it is not space mead, but space weed. :) I have a couple of other interesting places to mention a bit further from home. I spent my undergraduate years in the archaeology department of a local university and had the chance to visit Ecuador during the summer of the year 2001....
by Koakai
Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: National History Honors Society
Topic: History Lecture Ideas
Replies: 119
Views: 145958

Re: History Lecture Ideas

I'm presently diving into mining hoaxes in my province, so to my surprise and delight I came across a UFO tale. Not much of substance really, but still enough to make you think. Vancouver island is the setting for this tale. A place with three abandoned copper/silver/gold mines that were mined in a ...
by Koakai
Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:55 pm
Forum: National History Honors Society
Topic: History Lecture Ideas
Replies: 119
Views: 145958

Re: History Lecture Ideas

What would you say if I told you that once upon a time there were ships from the orient, hastily unloaded onto specially constructed traincars which set out with maximum priority across Canada. These train cars were specially shortened to go faster around curves, and these trains only ever stopped t...