Posts by: Alex

Final Project Blog-Alex Poole

For my final project, I will be presenting about Pompeii. As many people  know, Pompeii was a city in Southern Italy that was buried by a volcanic eruption in 79 AD. I will be investigating the culture and lifestyle of…

Week 6

Before watching the lectures this week, I had always assumed the wheel existed in every early civilization. The wheel may be a simple machine, but it can help us out so much by easing the effort to move heavy objects….

Week 5

There is abundant archaeological evidence that claims to solve the lost city of Atlantis. A group of researchers has recently proposed that Atlantis existed in Southern Spain near the coast of Gibraltar (http://www.nbcnews.com/id/42072469/ns/technology_and_science-science/t/lost-city-atlantis-believed-found-spain/#.UfmsYVKo2QE). This research team believes that the city…

Week 4

Both the bog bodies and the Ice Man are facinating opportunities for archaeologists to learn about how humans died thousands of years ago. It is amazing to see how well these bodies have been preserved. The theory that the bog…

Week 3

I find many of the earlier rock paintings to incredibly interesting to look at and believe they are true pieces of artwork. They may not be as famous as some of Da Vinci’s paintings, but there are as many theories…

Week 2

I would first like to say that evolution is 100% true, and anyone who says otherwise is ignorant and backwards-thinking. Advances in scientific knowledge about the theory of evolution are in no way an attack on one’s religious beliefs (and…

Week 1-Reflection

I think that it is interesting that there is a student in our class who goes to a different university in Pennsylvania. To you I say welcome, and “Go State!”  It seems most of students enrolled in this course have…

Week 1 Blog Post

Hello everyone! My name is Alex Poole, and I am a senior accounting major here at Michigan State University. I decided to take this class because I needed fulfill one of my general elective requirements for graduation. After studying abroad…