Posts by: Sam

Final Project- Rosetta Stone

I would like to do my presentation on the Rosetta Stone of Egypt. I want to look at not only why it is important, which is normally the focus, but also what the stone itself says and what we can…

Empires of the New World

It is amazing how technologically advanced the people of Meso and South America were, especially taking into account the fact that they had not developed the wheel. Maybe they did not have a particular need for the wheel, or maybe…

Atlantis

The two other theories about the location of Atlantis that i looked at were that it was located off the shores of Cyprus in the Mediterranean (http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2004/11/16/1244592.htm) and that it was located in mud flaps in Spain (http://www.nbcnews.com/id/42072469/ns/technology_and_science-science/t/lost-city-atlantis-believed-found-spain/). The first…

Life and Death

During the lecture on the bodies found in bogs I had guessed right away that the people were either being executed for crimes or were human sacrifices because the deaths were so similar and brutal. The way the people were…

Rock Art

There are a lot of theories about why cave art was done. The reasons people created cave art, figurines, and other things we call “art” is probably more complex than we can understand, especially since there was not written anything…

Early Hominin Studies

Really what we know about early Hominin species is that they were evolving from something more ape-like and becoming more human. They evolved to stand upright and to become bipedal. They developed larger brains leading to the abnormally large size…

Week 1 Reflection

After reading everyone else’s blogs for this week, I feel like I have learned quite a bit about everyone, at least the things about them related to Archaeology. It seems that most people have even less experience in Archaeology than…

Week 1 Blog Post

The closest thing to experience in Archaeology that I have is that I took “ANP 203: Intro to Archaeology” online last summer. I also got to look at an ancient cemetery that had not been formally excavated in the Fayoum…