These Pacific Islanders Don't Share DNA With Any Known Human Ancestor
In late 2016, researchers discovered a genetic gap in the DNA of Melanesians from Papua New Guinea, a gap which indicates a third, previously unknown ancestor of the Melanesian people. Needless to say, the scientific world immediately began to speculate different theories as to who provided the...
Did You Know? Alabama
How did Alabama get its name? The state of Alabama was named after the river. The Alabama River was named by early European explorers after the Indian tribe that lived in the territory, and first appeared in 1540 spelled as “Alibamu”, “Alibamo” and even “Limamu” in the journals of the Spanish explorer Hernando DeSoto (c.1500-1542). In Choctaw, “Alba” means vegetation, herbs, plants and “Amo” means gatherer or picker. “Vegetation gatherers” would be an apt description for the Alabama Indians...
The Creepiest Hike In Alabama Takes You Through The Ruins Of Its Smallest National Forest
The Bartram National Recreation Trail, which is best known as "Bartram Trail," is located within Alabama's Tuskegee National Forest near Notasulga. It's named after William Bartram, America's first native born artist/naturalist.