Posts by: deanlin1

Final Project – Hagar Qim

For my final project, I will focus on the megalithic site of Hagar Qim in Malta. This megalith was once a large temple, and is one of the oldest archaeological sites pertaining to religion. I will discuss the architecture of…

Week Seven Blog

There are many similarities to be seen when comparing Mesoamerican civilizations to the southwest and southeast societies in North America. It is evidenced that these similarities arose from trade routes between the civilizations, allowing things such as art, religion, and…

Mesoamerica

The Aztecs, Inca, and Mayan states were great civilizations in the area of Mesoamerica. They each created new technologies that allowed them to increase quality of life. The Aztecs created an intensive canal system, the Inca built extensive roads, and…

Week 5 – Atlantis

Atlantis is believed to be a lost city that was extremely advanced for its time. Plato described this city in one of his writings, and wrote of it being destroyed in one day. People have been attempting to find this…

Week 4 – Bog Bodies and The Iceman

It is impossible to know for certain what caused the deaths of the people known as the “Bog Bodies” and the “Iceman”. The best archaeologists can do is create possible theories based on the evidence presented. Many hypotheses have been…

Week 3 – Rock Art

I am very impressed with the artistic skill that many of these Cro-Magnon people possessed. Painting something is not an easy task, and it requires a certain skill set. The fact that many of these paintings were in isolated areas…

Early Hominins

I am astounded by the amount of information that can be found from one piece of bone! I think the scientific community knows a surprising amount about our Hominin ancestors, ranging from social habits to diets. The use of fire…

Week 1 Reflection

Hi everyone! I have to say, it is a relief to see that I am not the only one whose archaeology experience is limited to digging in the backyard! From reading the blog posts, i’ve noticed that we have a…

Blog 1

Hello everyone! Sadly, I do not have any experience in Archaeology, but I have always found it to be an interesting topic. I loved digging in my sandbox as a kid, but the only “artifacts” I found were plastic dinosaurs…