Posts by: stefan31

Week Seven Blog Post: Trade Between Americas

There are many similarities between southwestern, southeastern, and Cahokia Native American developments and those present in Mesoamerica. This has led archaeologists to postulate that these ideas diffused from Mesoamerica via trade. It is known that both the Olmec civilization and…

Week 6: Amazing Mesoamerica

The Aztec, Inca, and Mayan represent, collectively, three of the most advanced architectural, structural, and mathematical civilizations in Mesoamerica. To the chagrin of many early civilizations across the ocean, they made these remarkable advances without the use of the wheel….

FINAL PROJECT

For my final project I will be researching the city of Angkor in Cambodia and its rediscovery in the 1850’s. In doing so, I am hoping to gain a better understanding of the city’s rise and fall. I would like also to…

Blog 5: False Atlanti

Plato’s tale of Atlantis is tantalizing and has led many archeologists to search for its true location. Sadly, while claims have been made that Atlantis existed anywhere from Cuba to Spain, we still do not have conclusive evidence to link…

Week Four: Bog Bodies and the Iceman

Both the discovery of the Iceman, Ötzi, in 1991, and the discoveries of bog bodies in the peat bogs of northern Europe led anthropologists to question how and why some ancient people met an early death.  Many theories have been…

Week 3: Rock Art

There are many hypotheses as to why rock art came to be, and some are more credible than others. However, I do not think that any of these theories has really captured the full story yet. Instead, I think that a…

Week 2 Blog Assignment

Considering their age, we know a lot about Hominins. This is due to our ability to recreate the world in which they lived. Scientists analyze anything found amongst the remains, and often this shows what Hominins ate, the tools they…

WEEK 1 REFLECTION

After having read through the blog posts of my fellow classmates, I was quite happy to find that I am not the only one with little archeological experience. In fact, it seems that there are only a handful of students…

Blog Post for Week One

To get the boring bit out of the way first, I am taking this class as an IAH substitute course. After all, it is nearly impossible to squeeze two bachelors, two Honors College recognitions, and Lyman Briggs recognition into four years…