Posts by: grimmmer

Week 7 Blog

This week’s blog assignment was interesting and I found there are many similarities between the peoples and cultures of North America and Mesoamerica in terms of technology and science, though scientists will never be able to fully gage how closely…

Final Project-Terracotta Warriors of China

For my Final Project, I will be researching the Terracotta Warriors found in China. The warriors were created to protect Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China, in the third century B.C. These life-size statues were discovered by a…

Week 6

The Inca, Mayan, and Aztec cultures are popular Mesoamerican civilizations of South America. Each had its’ own achievements and is known for its’ own greatness. The Inca’s innovation is remarkable. In terms of math achievements, they created a tool called…

Blog-Week 5

The documentary “Atlantis: The Lost World” compares a hilltop city on the island of Crete to Plato’s stories of Atlantis. The video describes the architecture ‘vibing’ well with nature, as Plato’s stories told. The palatial city is impressive architecture-wise and…

Week 4

The bog bodies and the Iceman both had peculiar deaths—and important ones to decipher. There are many theories that attempt to explain their origin stories, some involving murder and others that are more complicated. The bogs were ideal conditions to…

Week 2

I’m not fully convinced on evolution as a definitive explanation for the way some things are. The diagram attempts to illustrate the relationships between early hominins is incomplete. While modern dating tools, like radiocarbon dating, can better place things on…

Week 1 Reflection

I really enjoyed reading about other people in this class and I’m glad I’m not the only newbie to archaeology. I thought it was interesting that most people are taking this class out of interest, not because they have to….

Week 1-Blog Assignment #1

I really don’t have a lot of experience with archaeology beyond a general interest in the topic. I find it intriguing that one can find out the history about a place from artifacts left behind. Preservation also fascinates me! How…