Posts by: harr1029

Mesoamerican Technologies

Mayan rubber was made approximately 3,000 years before Firestone did for modern day tires. They made the substance by mixing the sap from rubber trees with the juice of morning glory vines. The morning glory juice kept the rubber from…

Moray

For my final project I have chosen to do research on the site of Moray in Peru.  I will be looking for the latest information on the interpretation of the architecture and purpose of the terraced structures.  It is believed…

Atlantis Theories

I have found two “theories” that make the argument that Atlantis was a real place; both believe they have found enough archaeological evidence to substantiate their claim. Regarding the first theory, Richard Freund, a professor at Hartford University, and his…

Bog Bodies and The Iceman

Murder, or not murder, that is the question. The circumstances surrounding the deaths of the bog people and of the Iceman are still shrouded in mystery, but new technology is shedding more light on the truth.  Beyond what scientific method…

Week 3 blog – Cave Art

         The first thing that came to mind when I took the virtual tour at Lascaux was it was like walking into a hall of records.  It seemed like permanent recordings of observations and events that had actually taken place were…

Week 2 – Early Hominins

What we really know about early Hominin species comes from their skeletal remains and material culture traces they left behind, like stone tools. I think that we know about the diets of early Hominins based on the size of and…

Week 1 Reflection

I have enjoyed reading everyone’s week one blog posts.  I like that there is such a wide range of experience levels among us because our varying viewpoints, from novice to budding expert, will make for good conversations as the course…

Week One Blog Post

At this point in time, I do not have any practical experience in archaeology. I have taken other classes which have included the topic in the course, but I have never had the opportunity to experience fieldwork. I would like…