Posts by: Jacci

Week 7- Trading in the Americas

This week, we are looking at similarities between the vast southern expanse of North American and Mesoamerican civilizations. One of the first things that comes to my mind is that both regions share in a high amount of distinct cultural…

Final Project – Indus Valley

For my final project, I want to look at the Indus Valley area, specifically Mohenj0-Daro. The presentation looks at characteristics of the city, which emulate those of the Harappan culture. Things like a highly organized and structured urban construction, the…

Week 6 – Mesoamerica!

The city of Machu Picchu from the Inca, the script of the Maya, and Tenochtitlan of the Aztec all demonstrate advanced abilities of these states, despite having few of the technologies associated with European counterparts at this time. In terms…

Week 5 – Traveling Atlantis

Atlantis: the most adventurous city to ever be relocated multiple times throughout the world. It really is a traveling city. The video on Atlantis for this week appears to have been aired in 2006 and has somewhat convincing archaeological evidence….

Week 4 – Bog Bodies and Otzi

When comparing the bod bodies and Otzi, I find myself making the same point more often than not. These are all people and every person has a unique story to tell, especially when they are preserved so well in the…

Week 3 – Rock Art!

I find rock art very interesting and see it as a somewhat distant ancestor to written languages.  As for the first theory we talk about, making art for the sake of art, I think it is less likely than some…

Week 2 – Early Hominin!

I think that the information we actually know about early Hominin species is very minimal. At first, we knew that there was no evolution and adaptation to the human species. We knew that there must be a direct link between…

Week 1 Reflection

After looking through other blogs, I can see that there is a large variance in the amount of experience and knowledge in respect to archaeology. I think that this class will be beneficial to all of us, in different ways,…

First Blog! Week 1

Hi! My name is Jacci and I do have some archaeology experiences. I have taken several archaeology related classes, like Archaeological Policy and Law and North American Archaeology. I have also gone to Field School in Illinois with Dr. O’Gorman…