'Lost city' discovery: Kansas site sheds new light on Native American history

Archaeologists have found incredible evidence of a huge Wichita Indian town town is a human settlement larger than a village but smaller than a city in Kansas that was once home to 20,000 people.

Donald Blakeslee, a professor of archaeology at Wichita is the name of: Wichita people, a Native American tribe Wichita language, the language of the tribe Wichita may also refer to State University, told Fox News that experts harnessed 400-year-old Spanish may refer to: anything of, from, or related to the country and nation of Spain Spanish people or Spaniards, an ethnic group Spanish language, a Romance language Spanish dialects, variants of the documents and modern technology to locate the long-lost town of Etzanoa near Arkansas City, Kansas.

“A single community of 20,000 people people is a plurality of persons considered as a whole, as is the case with an ethnic group or nation was not something that any of us expected,” he said over may refer to the phone. “It’s a completely different view of everything.”


Etzanoa, which existed from the early 15th century to just after 1700, was visited by Spanish soldiers soldier is one who fights as part of an organised, land-based armed force in 1601. The soldiers were interviewed about the town in Mexico City the following year and their eyewitness accounts were recorded in documents document is a written, drawn, presented, or memorialized representation of thought, which are now in Seville, Spain. A new translation is the communication of the meaning of a source-language text by means of an equivalent target-language text of the documents provided the catalyst for the latest discovery may refer to: Discovery (observation), observing or finding something unknown Discovery (fiction), a character’s learning something unknown Discovery (law), a process in courts of law relating to.

The Cibola Project at the University of California, Berkeley, made photocopies of the documents, re-transcribed them from the Old Spanish and retranslated them. This showed that earlier historians and archaeologists had been dealing with errors in transcription and translation, leading to the misinterpretation of previous archaeological finds in the area.

“The new translations are just wonderful, they are much cleaner than all the previous attempts,” said Blakeslee, adding that earlier historians thought the Spanish were exaggerating the size of Etzanoa. “The Spanish who were and wer are archaic terms for adult male humans and were often used for alliteration with wife as “were and wife” in Germanic-speaking cultures (Old English: were, Old Dutch: wer, Gothic: waír, Old there in 1601 counted 2,000 houses and estimated 10 people per house house is a building that functions as a home, ranging from simple dwellings such as rudimentary huts of nomadic tribes and the improvised shacks in shantytowns to complex, fixed structures of wood,,” he said.


Blakeslee is a surname started work at Etzanoa in 2015 and used metal detectors to locate iron shot from a battle fought at the site in 1601. A National Park Service magnetometer was also used to confirm the town’s layout.

“We had Spanish records of how the town was laid out with clusters of houses, when we applied the magnetometer that’s exactly what we found,” he added. Scattered surface finds also correspond with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel With (novel), a novel by Donald Harrington With (album), Spanish descriptions of the town as extending about five 5 ( /ˈfaɪv/) is a number, numeral, and glyph miles mile is an English unit of length of linear measure equal to 5,280 feet, or 1,760 yards, and standardised as exactly 1,609.344 metres by international agreement in 1959. The description of the landscape and the route taken by the Spanish army were also found to be correct, according to WSU.

Radiocarbon dating suggests that Etzanoa emerged around 1425 and lasted until just may refer to: Just (surname) “Just” (song), a song by Radiohead Just! (series), a series of short-story collections for children by Andy Griffiths Jordan University of Science and Technology, a after may refer to 1700.


While Etzanoa may lack the monumental structures found may refer to: Found Aircraft, an aircraft manufacturer based in Ontario, Canada Found (album), a 2009 album by American pop/rock band Push Play Found (band), an experimental pop band from at the famous ancient city city is a large and permanent human settlement of Cahokia in southern Illinois. Blakeslee noted  that the site’s significance should not be underestimated. “Cahokia Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site /kəˈhoʊkiə/ (11 MS 2) is the site of a pre-Columbian Native American city (c. 600–1400 CE) directly across the Mississippi River from modern St. Louis, Missouri is a little over six square geometry, a square is a regular quadrilateral, which means that it has four equal sides and four equal angles (90-degree angles, or right angles) miles, Etzanoa is a little is a surname in the English language over five square miles, so it’s not a huge difference.”

The Wichita Nation, he said, inhabited an area the size of the Republic of Ireland.

Blakeslee, who recently presented his findings at the annual conference of the Society for American Archaeology, told Fox News that there will be further research at the site may refer to: Location (geography), a point or an area on the Earth’s surface or elsewhere Archaeological site, a place (or group of physical sites) in which evidence of past activity is preserved this summer.

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