Duane Nash
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Duane Nash

I like weird stuff, tacos, and natural history. You can read my work at antediluvian salad where I talk about bonesaw theropods and plesiosaur machinations among other paleontological musings and southland beaver where I champion the beaver to safeguard water resources in an increasingly unpredictable water regime. Support my work at patreon

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In the late 1500’s, England was enmeshed in a multifaceted “undeclared” war with Spain, including a series of furious land grabs in the Americas. Sir Walter Raleigh, on the auspices of Queen Elizabeth I, was granted charter to create the Roanoke colony on Roanoke island in Chesapeake Bay. John White – a friend of Raleigh – was

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Dating back at least to the Olmecs, this sport – Ōllamaliztli in Nahuatl, Pok a Tok to the Mayans, Tlachtli to the Aztecs, and in Spanish “El juego de la pelota” – is the most ancient team sport still currently played, where it is today referred to as Ulama. Although both the

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