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Road Trip Through History: Effigy Mounds National Monument

When My Own True Love and I reached the end of our Great River Road trip last October, we stopped just short of Effigy Mounds National Monument in northeast Iowa. As far as I was concerned it was both frustrating to walk away from it and something to look forward to. I’ve been interested in…

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New Discoveries, Or At Least New Questions, and Women Warriors

Last week a news report from Livescience.com popped up in my Google alerts. (1) Archaeologist Leszek Gardeła has concluded that the remains of a woman buried with an axe on the Danish island of Langeland was not “a Viking”. (2) Both the form of the burial and the style of the axe suggest that she…

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