By: Gemma Wiseman
Prehistoric art is usually assigned to the pre-literate era of the Stone Age. This covers the period of about 1,750,000B.C. to about 5,000B.C. In this period, there is evidence of carvings, painting, pottery, spinning and weaving. Once the last Ice...
By: River Addington
The Stone Age was the first of three ages named after the prevalent tool-making material of its age lasting from the beginning of humanity until about 6,000 B.C. As implied, stone was the popular building material in the Stone Age. This is more...
By: Gemma Wiseman
Many consider Emperor Qin's terracotta army, silently waiting in battle lines, should rank as the 8th ancient wonder of the world. Here was a man so proud of his achievements, (unifying chaotic China in this life), he wished to maintain them in the next. Life-size...
By: Gemma Wiseman
The identity of the Aryans borders on a limbo world between legend and fact. Was there a semi-nomadic Nordic White race of Aryans, from the steppes of southern Russia, who invaded Asia as far as India in c1700B.C.? Did they originate in Europe or...
By: Gina Gallacher
An Introduction to Archaeological ScienceAlso Known As ArchaeometryArchaeology, in itself, encompasses almost everything historic and is a contributing discipline of anthropology that studies the growth of our species. In the past century, the need to apply the more traditional ideas of science with the methodologies...
By: Krystle Hernandez
Have you ever wondered what the citizens of ancient civilizations did on a daily basis? Are you curious about the way their societies functioned? Do you love to decipher the meanings behind works of art or pieces of literature? If this sounds like you, then...
By: JcbsGrl
Archaeology and Aerial Photography for Everyone Can photographs taken such a far distance from the earth actually help us understand cultures that were here thousands and even ten's of thousands of years before? Surprisingly the answer is yes, aerial photos are not only helpful, but...
By: Gina Gallacher
An Introduction to Battlefield ArchaeologyThe Archaeology of Battles, a more apt name for this discipline of Archaeology, has only recently been recognized as an aspect of substantiating military history. When one thinks of military history we tend to think more of the battle itself and...
By: Gemma Wiseman
The Bronze Age was a "happening" time. In the previous Stone Age, patterns of "man's" interaction with the environment seem similar in most countries. No clear individual, geographical identity emerged until the Bronze Age of c.3200B.C. to 1200B.C. Then, city states, rulers...
By: Gemma Wiseman
Over the last century, Africa, particularly east Africa in the Great Rift Valley, has become a treasure trove for archaeologists and paleontologists seeking evidence of pre-historic life, in particular pre-historic man. However, in the late 20th century and early 21st century, Niger in the Sahara...

 

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