Fash was a very interesting book that catalogued the history of the Maya from the Preclassic Period (2000 B.C.E to 250 AD) to the Postclassic Period (900 AD- 1200 AD) including the collapse of the Classic Period centers in the southern lowlands, to the arrival of the Spanish conquistadores in 1519 AD. The first section of the book talks about Copan as being the classic Maya center describing Copan as “the Athens of the New World” and also explains the importance of archeological studies at the site. Copan has more hieroglyphic inscriptions and other sculpted monuments than any other Maya ruin, or any other site in the New World. The principal group of ruins, or site core, consists of a series of large buildings constructed around open courtyards which frequently contained stelae and alters. The principal groups contained two basic parts; the north included many low-lying plazas and to the south, the upraised courtyards and constituent structures were built upon the Acropolis .
The Arctic Small Tool Tradition, also known as Pre-Dorset, is a circumpolar cultural development which probably originated in Siberia. The oldest sites in North America appear suddenly on the west coast of Alaska about 4,000 years ago. Similarities to the Plano and Northwest micro blade traditions, as well as to Siberian Mesolithic blade technologies have caused considerable debate over origins (Irving 1962; Laughlin 1962, MacNeish 1964; Damas 1969). The technology bears no resemblance to the complexes which were previously present in the coastal regions of Alaska. The warming trend which was still evident at this time may have assisted in the rapid movement of people across the High Arctic.
Watson Break Archaeological Site is the oldest known manmade structure in the entire Western Hemisphere. Carbon dating of some of the material found in the mound goes back as fare as 3500 B.C many believe that it is between 4500 and 5500 B.C. It is very impressive to me that these mounds
o Because this date corresponds approximately to the beginnings of village life in a few parts of the world, the first undisputed peopling of the Americas, the end of the Pleistocene Era and last Ice Age, and the start of what geologists term the Recent Era. Plants and animal domestication began in at least one part of the world within a few thousand years of that date Chapter Two: A Natural Experiment of History How does the fact that the Maori defeated the Moriori (a “natural experiment of history) support Diamond’s
Mesopotamia is a fertile flat plain that was created by rich deposits of mud and clay that the two rivers carried from highlands and mountains that today make up the eastern side of Turkey, which lay to the north of what was Mesopotamia and is currently Iraq. The access to flowing water and fertile soil created by the rivers was what lead to the settlement of nomadic people from the Arabian Desert, which is currently located in Iran and Turkey (Hollar, 2011, p. 10). According to archaeologists who have been excavating sites in Mesopotamia since the 1840’s, primitive settlements formed between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers as far back as 10,000 B.C. Further evidence shows that early settlers fought over this fertile land, which encouraged larger and more organized groups of settlers to form the first nations in the history of this region. Eventually a well-organized nomadic tribe that existed east of Mesopotamia took control of the fertile lands and founded the nation of Sumer around 3,300 B.C.
'Volcanoes and seismic events are major pieces of evidence towards proving that plate tectonics theory is valid.' Discuss the extent to which you agree with this view (40 marks) The modern theory of plate tecctonics is a fairly new idea, developed in the last 100 years. It is now generally accepted as the explanation for seismic and volcanic activity. The theory, developed by Alfred Wegenger in 1912, states that the lithosphere is made up of seven large and several other smaller plates. He believed that all of the continents were once joined together, forming a super-continent called Pangaea.
Hotel available. Isle royale exists as a island in many ways, The surface scene you see from the island is the product of 10,000 years of natural sculpting, soil-building. the island appeared beneath glacial ice, rising as the lake level dropped. The island developed soil and was colonized by plants and animals. Long before Europeans landed on Isle Royale, American Indians mined copper her.
What is the significance of the Paleolithic era in world history? • During the Paleolithic era, humans created a way of life that sustained humankind over 95 percent of the time that our species has inhabited the earth, and that was not challenged by alternatives until 10,000 to 12,000 years ago. • Paleolithic humans spread across the globe successfully, settling almost every habitable region on the planet. • Paleolithic humans began reflection on the great questions of life and death. • The changes that Paleolithic humans wrought provided the foundation on which all subsequent human history was constructed.
Lightning sets about 10,000 forest fires every year in the United States. 17. In one day a hurricane can release enough energy to supply all of the nation’s electrical needs for about six months. 18. The highest temperature ever recorded in the United States was 134 degrees F at Greenland Ranch in Death Valley, California.
Ogallala Aquifer Dennis W. Guffey, Angela Clawson, James Adamson, Rebecca Modrzynski GLG/220 November 10, 2014 Dave Santek Ogallala Aquifer Ogallala Aquifer The High Plains Aquifer system, also know as the leading geologic formation and more widely known as the Ogallala Aquifer occupies roughly 174,000 miles across eight states. The Ogallala is primarily made up of sand, gravel, clay along with groundwater filling in all the spots not occupied by dirt. The layout of the Ogallala was formed over ten million years ago by fluvial deposition from all the streams east of the Rocky Mountains. With the Ogallala being as old as it is, one would think it would dry up by now. Although, it is constantly recharged from all the rain and the snow