prehistoric Archive

Machu Picchu’s Story in Stone

WRITTEN BY: MEGAN KOPP Disclosure: This post may contain Affiliate Links. Sitting in the Vilcabamba mountain range of Peru, perched high above the Vilcanota River, is a sacred place. They call it Machu Picchu. Viewed from above it looks like a great bird – like a condor –  turning in full flight. Up close, it

Ireland’s Hill of Tara

WRITTEN BY: MEGAN KOPP Ireland’s Hill of Tara. For the life of me, I don’t know where I first heard about it. It could have been mentioned in a book or covered in a documentary. All I know is that while visiting Dublin, I wanted to learn more. What better place to start than a museum

Drawn to the Burren

WRITTEN BY: MEGAN KOPP What’s in a name? Why do some place names call so loud and so far that you just have to get there? Why does the Burren resonate in my soul? Stone Legacy The Burren takes its name from the Irish word ‘bhoireann’. It literally means “a rocky place.” Approximately 260 square

Towers and Forts: An Irish Treasure Hunt

WRITTEN BY: MEGAN KOPP We often travel a route with the map in hand and randomly choose short historic side trips to investigate while on the way to our actual destination. Sometimes, it’s a wild goose chase. Other times, it’s a treasure hunt that leads to such beauties as the Ring of Kerry’s Staigue Fort

The Stone Circles of Cork & Kerry, Ireland

WRITTEN BY: MEGAN KOPP Think Celtic stone circle and what comes to mind? Most likely it’s Stonehenge – the granddaddy of all stone circles. Rings of standing stones are more common in the land of the Celts than you’d think. There are somewhere in the neighbourhood of 235 stone circles in Ireland. Almost half of these

Ireland’s Brú na Bóinne

WRITTEN BY: MEGAN KOPP It  means the palace or the mansion of the Boyne – and Brú na Bóinne is an Irish treasure. What’s in a Name? Brú na Bóinne is the Gaelic name given to an area in Ireland dominated by three immense prehistoric passage tombs – Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth. Behind the Stones

Baja’s Cave Paintings: Cueva Pintada

WRITTEN BY: MEGAN KOPP Scrambling down small cliffs and hopping over boulders on our way to visit Cueva Pintada in Baja’s Sierra Nevada, our guide –  Mauricio Zuniga Arce – navigated the desert canyon nimbly in smooth-soled cowboy boots. He carried nothing more than a water canteen, a machete, and a lariat. Noteworthy: Our guide carried