Peaches in the New World

By the late 1500s, Mexico was growing peaches that were brought by the Spanish Conquistadors in the 16th Century. Continue reading

New World Cultivation of Crops

Based on the findings of Bruce Smith, from National Museum of Natural History, washington, DC, USA. Continue reading

Teotihuacan was a Major City in New World

The City of Teotihuacan, located in Northeastern area of the Valley of Mexico was founded around 1 CE. Continue reading

Cotton being used in the New World

El Paraiso (a site on the Peruvian Coast) was a cotton producing centre of the New World. Continue reading

Ginger Grows in the New World

The southeast asian spice, ginger (Zingiber officinale) was first shipped from Santiago in Hispaniola (Dominican Republic) to Spain Continue reading

Archeologist Develops Modern Stratigraphy

Alfred Vincent Kidder, an American archeologist conducted an archeological study at Pecos, NM, USA between 1915 and 1929 Continue reading

Bartolome de Las Casas Published a Book on Human Rights and Slavery

Spanish priest Bartolome de Las Casas wrote a book on human rights and slavery in the New World titled Brevisirna relacion de la destruccion de las Indias (A Brief Report on the Destruction of the Indies) Continue reading

First Catholic Priest Ordained in Santo Domingo

Spanish-born Bartolome de Las Casas was the first Catholic priest ordained in the colony of Santo Domingo, Hispaniola in 1512 Continue reading

Catholic saint from the New World

Rosa de Lima, a Peruvian, became the first Catholic saint from the New World, when she was canonized in a ceremony at the Vatican on August 30, 1617. Continue reading