By: Gemma Wiseman
Even though natural glass, (mainly obsidian or fulgerites, used for shaping the workable edges into knives or arrowheads), was known from the time of Stone Age man, the first man-made glass appeared in Egypt and Mesopotamia about 3,500B.C. This took the form of...
By: Gemma Wiseman
The Stone Age is when man fashioned tools and weapons instead of selecting them from the environment. It is the era that definitively separated human behavior from animal behavior. And by the close of the Stone Age, man was moving from a food gatherer to...
By: Nancy Seddens
Environmental archaeology is just what its name suggests, a branch of archaeology that focuses on how humans have over time impacted and been impacted by their environment. Today environmental archaeology is a part of most excavation projects but that's not always been the case because...
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: Kathy Williams
Perspectives on Learned HelplessnessLearned helplessness is a sign of depression. Its condition is just as it is called. Learning that you can't do something to the point that you give up. It's like learning that you can't hit a baseball because every time you try...
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...

 

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