Posts by: prochaz5

Week 6 – Mesoamerica

Though the wheel had not yet been invented in the Americas, it did not stop its civilizations from achieving greatness.  The Aztec, Inca, and Mayan states were three of the most incredible societies from American history. The Aztec people built…

Week 5 – Atlantis

Archaeologists have made discoveries all over the globe that they claim could be the lost city of Atlantis.  One of these claims comes from off-shore Cuba.  This discovery sits 600 feet underwater in the middle of the Bermuda Triangle.  According…

Final Project Blog

For my topic, I will be researching the Incan Ice Mummies.  I will look into the discovery and the archaeologists’ findings while exploring the theories behind their importance and why they is valuable to study. Here is the link to…

Week 4 – Bog Bodies and Iceman

Both the bog bodies and Iceman cases were very intriguing mysteries to archaeologists.  They both had to do with the murder of ancient humans.  However, just calling them murders doesn’t do the complicated theories justice. The bog bodies had very…

Week 3 – Rock Art

In order to create rock art, early humans must have had a much higher level of cognition than the previous hominins we studied.  There are a variety of theories as to why rock art was created.  Without the artistic technology…

Week 2 – Early Hominin Studies

Evolution, to me, has never been a question.  There is much evidence to show that we are connected to many different animals, and there are many skeletons that have been uncovered with characteristics similar but not identical to modern day…

Week 1 Reflection

Having read through my classmate’s week one blogs, I have realized that I am not the only one without much experience in archaeology.  It had never occurred to me that even majoring in that area didn’t mean you had field…

Week 1 Blog

Unfortunately, I do not have experience in Archaeology.  This is my first class in archaeology, and I have never done anything in the field work area.  On the other hand, I have found interesting things underground before.  My dad owns…