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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…

Final Project – Colosseum of Rome

For my final project I will be researching the Colosseum of Rome. I have always been very interested in the history of the Roman people so this seemed like the perfect focus for my prezi. I will be looking into…

Final Project – Hagar Qim

For my final project, I will focus on the megalithic site of Hagar Qim in Malta. This megalith was once a large temple, and is one of the oldest archaeological sites pertaining to religion. I will discuss the architecture of…

Week 7- North American Indians

As with the Mesoamerican civilizations, the peoples who inhabited North America were just as mysterious and awe-inspiring. In the American South East, Native Americans built massive mounds and other structures. In the American South West Native Americans built precariously placed pit houses…

Week 7 Blog Post

The cultures of Mesoamerica and Central America have always interested me; I have always thought they were very similar, so much so that I wasn’t always sure about the difference between them. Because there are so many similarities between the…

Week Seven Blog

There are many similarities to be seen when comparing Mesoamerican civilizations to the southwest and southeast societies in North America. It is evidenced that these similarities arose from trade routes between the civilizations, allowing things such as art, religion, and…

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…

Week 7 Blog

This week’s blog assignment was interesting and I found there are many similarities between the peoples and cultures of North America and Mesoamerica in terms of technology and science, though scientists will never be able to fully gage how closely…

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 7 – Culture Diffusion

There are a number of similarities between Northern American – Mississippian and Pueblo – culture and Mesoamerican. These curious similarities have led many to believe that trading, whether through direct or indirect means, occurred between the civilizations and possibly even…