Monthly Archives: April 2008

Aztec Tax Records Revealed

Scientists recently figured out tribute calculations from two ancient codices from between A.D. 1540 and 1544. The codices are from the town of Tepetlaoztoc. The codices record the number of tribute that each household required to pay depending on a number of variables that included the amount of land owned, the type of soil, etc.

DNA from Pre-Clovis Human Coprolites

New evidence establishes the earliest date where people lived in North America. 14,000 year old Coprolites, fossilize doodoo, was recently discovered in the Paisley Caves in the Cascade Range of Oregon. From the New York Times article reporting on the new findings… the specimens preserved 14,000-year-old human protein and DNA, which the discoverers said was […]