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Kennewick Man

For my prezi I will be researching the finding of the Kennewick Man and his implications on NAGPRA and archaeological moral code all together.  I’ll be checking out how one find can spark a belief between the scientific side of…

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

The topic I have selected for researching is Easter Island and the Megalithic statues of Easter Island. Research will cover archaeological discoveries, finds and theories of how the statues were made, who made them and the theories of how these…

Week 4 – Blog Post

For years now I have heard all about the Iceman. I heard that he was a middle-aged man from over 5000 years ago, which turned out to be true, but when I learned about him years ago I was told…

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 4

The bog bodies and the Iceman both had peculiar deaths—and important ones to decipher. There are many theories that attempt to explain their origin stories, some involving murder and others that are more complicated. The bogs were ideal conditions to…

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 the Ice Man

As with rock art, there are also multiple theories about how bog bodies and the Ice man got to be where they were discovered. Another similarity is that it is very difficult, if not impossible, to pinpoint exactly what happened and…

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…

Blog Post 4 – Ice and Bogs

Both the Iceman and the bodies found in bogs show signs of a violent demise; this interests scientists historians alike for obvious reasons. Is there a connection to the fact that most ancient bodies that are recovered show a cause…