Despite lasting centuries and centuries of natural deterioration, they are being looked at as bumps in the ground that need to be flattened out for urban growth and ever expanding land for farming. Located in Adams County, Ohio on the Plateau of Serpent Mound Crater along the Bush Creek stands perhaps the greatest of all effigy mounds constructed, and still around, known as the Great Serpent Mound. Depicted in the shape of a great snake, the mound is measured at 1,300 feet long, averaging 4 ft all, and 20-25 ft in width. Serpent Mound, despite winding and coiling around, is known as the largest effigy mound ever created. Despite being an internationally famous historical sit there are many questions and uncertainty when it comes to Great Serpent Mound.
These dimensions encompass a relationship with all living and non-living things on this earth. In short, I believe it is safe to say that sustainability has a very wide definition and it encompasses many areas of our world and our lives. In this paper, I will be touching on the topics that relate to sustainable communities. Earth is approximately 4.6 billion years old and it is believed that humans originated about 200,000 years ago in the Middle Paleolithic period in southern Africa. Approximately 70,000 years ago, humans migrated out of Africa and began colonizing our planet.
The first civilizations to appear in history started on a river valley or in a place where resources are numerous and example of these are in India where Indus river is found and Tigris where Euphrates is found and many other places (cradles of civilization). The Nile is the longest river in the world, cuts a swath of green and life through the bareness of the giant Sahara desert in northern Africa. It is almost 4160 miles long from its remotest head stream, the Lavironza river in Burundi, in central Africa to its delta on the Mediterranean sea north east of Egypt. The river flows northward and drain 1100100 square miles, about tenth the size of Africa, passing through ten African countries. It has many tributaries but there are two main ones: the White Nile fed by lake Victoria and the Blue Nile coming from Ethiopian mountains.
1. Influence of Physical environment on Ancient Society including: a. Location, Geography, Topography and Resources of Persian Empire and its Neighbours Location, geography and topography  Empire ruled by Darius and Xerxes stretched from Black Sea and Caspian Sea  Steppes of Turkestan in north, to Persian Gulf and Arabian Sea in south, from Egypt and Aegean Sea in west, to Indus River and Jaxartes River in east  Covered 5 million square km  Population of 10 million  Topographic features include rugged mountain ranges (densely forested), low-lying deserts, fertile plains with rivers and streams and extensive coastline Resources  Size of empire meant limitless no. of resources  Metals s.a. iron, copper, gold and tin  Semi-precious stones s.a. opals, tourquoise, emeralds  Trees e.g. forests of oak, walnut, almond  Stone s.a. marble  Sheep, goats and cattle which were grazed all over empire  Agricultural produce s.a. cereal crops, figs and pomegranates, vines, dates, flax, wool and silk 2.
----------------------- Week 8 – TTL Group Activity – Transnational reworking of a rural livelihood The Amazon rainforest, or also known as the Amazonia; is one of the world’s greatest natural resources. Described as the “Lungs of our Planet”, approximately 20% of Earth’s oxygen is produced by the Amazon rainforest. The Amazonia possesses is some of the riches and diverse ecosystems, with over 500 mammal species, over 300 reptiles species, and a third of the world’s bird population. As the world’s largest rainforest, the Amazonia covers approximately 40% of the Southern American continent. Today the Amazonia has had 20% of its forest destroyed as a result of cattle ranches, mining, logging and agriculture.
Africa is a continent of great size, almost 12 million square miles about three times the size of the United States. Most of it lies in the tropics and, although we often think of Africa in terms of its rain forests, less than ten percent of the continent is covered by tropical forests, and those are mostly in West Africa .Much of the African surface is covered by savannas ,or open grasslands, and by arid plains and deserts. In geological terms, the continent is really formed by a series of high plateaus broken in the east by the Great Rift valley and the mountains that surround it. Large rivers - the Congo, the Nile, the Zambezi, and the Niger - begin in the interior of thecontinentandflowtotheseaovergreatfallsandcataractsthamarkthepassage from the plateau to the coast. These falls have historically made movement from the coast to the interior difficult, but the great river systems have also provided the interior of Africa with routes of communication.
The Era is made up of six Geologic periods, the Cambrian, Ordovician, Silurian, Devonian, Carboniferous, and the Permian. Much of the plants and animals that exististed and evolved was due to the climate and location of the continents. At the beginning of the Paleozoic period, the continents were far apart, but by the end they were close together and on the way in forming the supercontinent called Pangaea. The land was moving by Plate Tectonics. Four hundred and thirty million years ago there was glaciation; this caused an ice sheet to cover what is now North Africa.
Do you think that he could be successful? What unusual hobby did Montezuma have? Sun Falcon was buried during an elaborate rituals at Cahokia, the largest residential and ceremonial site in ancient North America. The largest surviving mound is “Monks Mound” is a huge terraced pyramid rising one hundred feet from a base that covers sixteen acres. More than 270 people had been buried in the mounds with Sun Falcon The first humans beings to arrive in the Western Hemisphere emigrated from Asia.
Although Yoruba people live on the west coast of Africa, they can also be found in the eastern Republic of Benin and Togo. Because the majority of the slaves brought to the Americas were from West Africa, some descendants can also be found in Brazil, Cuba, the Caribbean, and the US. In addition, there are many Yoruba’s who are living in Europe, particularly Britain; since Nigeria was once a British colony. The Yoruba are one of the largest cultural groups in Africa. They have created a strong economy through farming, trading, and art production.
The leading hypothesis concerning how our species emerged is the “Out of Africa Hypothesis’. This hypothesis suggests that all modern humans are descendants of a few ancestors that began 250,000 years ago. With this statement, it also says that humans emerged from Africa and lived there for the longest time before some decided to migrate. 2. The relationship between human foragers and their environment was very weak.