Posts by: contejoh

Week 7 – Culture Diffusion

There are a number of similarities between Northern American – Mississippian and Pueblo – culture and Mesoamerican. These curious similarities have led many to believe that trading, whether through direct or indirect means, occurred between the civilizations and possibly even…

Week 6 – The Mesoamerican Triad

  When people think of the ancient and great civilizations of South America, there are three that come to everyone’s mind – the Inca, Aztec and Mayans. Each was remarkable unique when compared with another given they were isolated and…

Final Project Blog – Maltese Megaliths

For my final project I will be researching the ancient megalithic temples of Malta, which at this time are believed to be the oldest free standing buildings on earth. I shall be researching the ancient people of Malta and exploring…

Week 5 Blog Post – Atlantis

Atlantis has fascinated the hearts and minds of man ever since “egyptomania” swept through the United States. Since then there has been a desperate race to prove the existence of Atlantis by all means, invading every facet of society even…

Blog Post 4 – Ice and Bogs

Both the Iceman and the bodies found in bogs show signs of a violent demise; this interests scientists historians alike for obvious reasons. Is there a connection to the fact that most ancient bodies that are recovered show a cause…

Blog Post 3 – Cave Paintings

The fact that early peoples were expressing themselves and their surroundings through art is not surprising to me. Art is an indicator of civilization, of societal intellect. It is a sign of sentience. The men and women alive back then…

Week 2 Blog Post

Right now, I work on the running basis that evolution exists. I wouldn’t scream it from the rooftops with full certainty just because when it comes down to it, we don’t really know. It’s a theory – most likely its…

Week 1 Reflection

Reading through everyone’s first blog posts was interesting. In the beginning i was under the impression most of my classmates were just like me – no real experience in archaeology other than maybe a passing interest. But as I read…

Blog Post 1

My only real experience in archaeology would be a previous class in the field teaching the basics of the history and application of the trade. Other than that I have picked up various skills throughout the years from media exposure…