Today, the public’s perspective of Native American history is often based on the appearance of the New World when European colonists first occupied the lands of indigenous peoples. Mexico, Central America and Peru are viewed as the locations of the most advanced native civilizations. In the United States, the location of indigenous ethnic groups in 1776 has in the past been assumed to have been their location for the previous 1000 years. However, the facts uncovered by archaeologists in the late 20th century have radically changed our understanding of the Western Hemisphere’s ancient history. Read more.
Havana, Cuba, May 5.- An exhibition of pharmaceutical bottles from the second half of the 19th century, found in excavations in the historical center of Havana, will open its doors on May 18th.
Titled Archaeology and Pharmacy, the exhibition will show glass jars for medicines and perfumes issued by health and trade institutions, dating from the beginning of the previous century.
Also on display will be the most emblematic drugs made at that time and various utensils, including a rubber syringe for enemas and fragments of catheter for forced feeding. Read more.