Mesopotamians wrote down what event happened in cuneiform and wrote the date so they know when it happened. Some extraordinary inventions were the ones the Mesopotamian invented. According to Document 1and 2, both a secondary source, the first document states that Mesopotamia “contributed immensely to industrial technology” by inventing useful objects like the wheel. The second document talks about the ziggurat, a temple built to the gods that looked like huge squares of different size placed on top of each other starting from the largest to the smallest.
Hal Saflieni Hypogeum is a cultural property of exceptional prehistoric value. This unique monument dates back to early antiquity (about 2500 BC) and it is the only known example of a subterranean structure of the Bronze Age. The hypogeum was discovered accidentally in 1902 by a stonemason who was laying the foundations of some houses on the island of Malta. Temi Zammit, the first Director of Malta's Museums Department, assumed responsibility for the excavation. His excavation yielded a
Running Head: Assignment 1: Essay 1 Assignment 1 - Essay: What Happened to the Mayan People? Humanities – HUM 111 Abstract During the Post-Classic period, around 750 AD, the Mayan civilization started to collapse. This paper will present several theories of what happened to the early Mayan civilization, which lead to their disappearance. A brief summary of two theories will be presented which could explain the mystery of their disappearance. The most convincing theory will be presented and explanations provided to best support the theory.
Neolithic Community Center -An Unearthing Excavation- Nearly 12,000 years ago, the world’s first villages began to spring up in the Near East during the Neolithic Revolution. Until recently, archaeologists assumed that the stone and mud-brick buildings that made up these small settlements were the houses of the first farmers, who had begun to give up the hunting and gathering lifestyle of obtaining food from wild plants and animals during the Paleolithic Age. But the discovery of a large, amphitheater-like building at a site in southern Jordan adds to growing evidence that the earliest permanent buildings might not have been homes, but community centers. The discovery of the remains of a 4,500 square-foot structure at the site of Wadi Faynan is helping redefine the purpose of architecture in the time of our past hunters and gatherers. The Neolithic Revolution occurred as a result in a change of lifestyle from a nomadic hunter-gatherer culture to a more settled agricultural one.
The answer lies in considering the very logistics of the site: ignoring the premature question of how: why was the site constructed in the first place? Finding the answers to these this one question is the key to unlocking the past: using this central link to unlock the secrets of an age and a people long passed. The 1st major attempt in solving the mystery of Stonehenge as it were was the Stonehenge Riverside Project: a major research study of the Stonehenge landscape that has been in operation since 2003. The project, being the largest archaeological investigation ever carried out at Stonehenge is currently directed by Mike Parker Pearson (a professor in archaeology): and encompasses not only a study of the henge itself yet all surrounding features, including: the Anon River, Avenue (stretch of land marked with stones), Woodhenge/Bluehenge (secondary henges) and the various burial grounds within the residing area. The basic hypothesis
Many theories and hypothesis were made, even published. Some were based on scientific knowledge, others on theology and a few on the supernatural, such as extraterrestrial’s help, but none had any hard evidence that supported the ideas. To this day, the construction of the pyramids still remains a mystery. Some believed that the pyramids were ancient burial sites for the pharaohs, but most of the bodies were discovered in the Valley of the Kings, tucked away into the cliffs. The pyramids were constructed of stone blocks each weighing between 2 and 15 tons with the tallest pyramid standing at 481 feet high.
The oldest known example of the Corinthian order is the temple of Apollo at Bassae. Building the Parthenon was a greater feat than they ever would have known. Work on the Parthenon began in 477 BC. A much smaller shrine already stood on this site. If such a structure in fact existed, it was torn down to make way for a huge limestone platform, roughly 252 by 103 feet in size that was built as a base for the new temple.
Until recently, the Chauvet cave paintings in France were believed to be the oldest, dating back to approximately 32,000 BCE; however, using carbon dating of the calcium deposits formed over the mineral-based paint, the cave paintings found in Spain’s are now believed to be over 40,000 years old [ (Than, 2012) ]. There has been speculation that these older paintings are the first evidence that Neanderthals could have been the first cave
The foundation of the field of geology itself in the middle of the nineteenth century paved the way for archaeology. Previous to scientists such as Cuvier, Smith, Hutton, and Lyell (page 7), the world was thought to be only 6,000 years old in the Western world. With the conscious decision by scholars to examine the natural world as a conglomerate of observable forces, scientists began to notice anomalies in geologic excavations. Things like manmade tools located near deposits of extinct animal skeletons questioned the traditional chronology of contemporary knowledge. In 1959 the scientists Sir Joseph Prestwich and John Evans studied these anomalies and popularized in the scientific community what is known as the “antiquity of man,” expanding the lifetime of humanity to be much older than most common folk imagined at the time (page 9).
Before the birth of the universe, there was nothing. To be precise, there is no evidence pointing towards the existence of matters, energy, or even time before the big bang. Modern science can only suggest what happened after the big bang. How or why big bang occurred is still beyond that the technology today can predict. However, the