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Akrotiri lies on 49 acres on the Cycladic island of Thera. During the Bronze Age, Akrotiri was quite impressive with its elaborate construction. The town was occupied in the Late Neolithic period, but evolved into a major town in 2000BC. Like Pompeii, Akrotiri was the site of a volcanic disaster. The island, with its center hollowed out, left a crescent moon shape.
Published by Lauren Axelrod 107 months ago in Archaeology | +16 votes | 7 comments
Pyramids were constructed by work gangs over a period of many years. The Pyramid Age spans over a thousand years, starting in the third dynasty and ending in the Second Intermediate Period.
Published by Akshay Giram 107 months ago in Archaeology | +5 votes | 2 comments
The Egyptians believed that when a king died, he traveled to the underworld, where his deeds on earth were judged. If his heart was pure and light as a feather, he became one with Osiris. As the deceased pharaoh lived on in the afterworld, a new pharaoh received his divine mandate in a coronation ceremony. In this way, the station of the king was passed from one generation to another. The expression “the king is dead, long live the king” encapsulates the principle of kingship: the physic...
Published by Akshay Giram 107 months ago in Archaeology | +1 votes | 1 comments
Hunter gathers arrived in Florida close to 12,000 years ago when the Florida land mass was much larger and drier. Mega fauna and mammoths were hunted in great herds and grains, nuts, and berries were gathered during seasonal roving. Spears were used to hunt and leather bags were used to cook what was captured, along with hot stones. You may know these early tribes as the Paleo-Indians.
Published by Lauren Axelrod 108 months ago in Archaeology | +21 votes | 9 comments
The Madara Rider sits 246 feet above ground, on a cliff face in the Madara Plateau of northeastern Bulgaria. The relief is inaccessible, adding to its mystery. How were they able to create it? With no ladders. No climbing apparatuses. Either way, the relief is extraordinary.
Published by Lauren Axelrod 108 months ago in Archaeology | +16 votes | 0 comments
This article discusses the evidence to the contrary of the Leakey's earth shaking discovery naming Homo habilis as the earliest tool users and by extension, the earliest specimen of the Genus Homo.
Published by Creighton Smith 108 months ago in Archaeology | +4 votes | 2 comments
This article describes varying interpretations of both skeletal remains and fossil footprints from Australopithicus afarensis in order to detrmine whether or not Lucy was an obligate biped.
Published by Creighton Smith 108 months ago in Archaeology | +2 votes | 3 comments
Questions still abound about the ancestry of Homo Floresiensis or "The Hobbit" discovered on Flores Island. Is it a descendant of Homo erectus or of Australopithecus or is it something entirely new?
Published by Creighton Smith 108 months ago in Archaeology | +3 votes | 3 comments
This essay explores the differences and similarities of the four field approach to American anthropology.
Published by Creighton Smith 109 months ago in Archaeology | +2 votes | 0 comments
The Indus Valley was located in what's now Pakistan and western India. It was the earliest known urban culture of the Indian subcontinent. The Indus Valley Civilization, as it is called, covered an area roughly the size of western Europe. It was the largest of the four ancient civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, India and China
Published by Kiran 110 months ago in Archaeology | +20 votes | 14 comments
Slave labour, gigantic ramps, log rollers, kites and wind power, stones never quarried but actually cast in concrete, a vanished super civilization, alien race with superior technology – how was the Great Pyramid built?
Published by Rana Sinha 111 months ago in Archaeology | +28 votes | 13 comments
Ancient Egyptian jewelry is amongst some of the most rare and exquisite pieces of ancient history every found. Both men and women wore the Ancient Egyptian jewelry, and these personal adornments were not just limited to beaded necklaces and finger rings.
Published by Lauren Axelrod 111 months ago in Archaeology | +24 votes | 15 comments
The Apis bulls were buried in an underground tomb, now known as Serapeum, which formed a complex of tunnels and porticos. It was here that Auguste Mariette discovered human-headed jars containing the viscera of bulls. Although Serapeum survived into the Christian time, it was finally closed in 398CE.
Published by Lauren Axelrod 111 months ago in Archaeology | +14 votes | 8 comments
When we speak of pyramids the first place that comes to mind is “Egypt,” as great and well-known pyramids are found there. Another set of Pyramids are found in Mexico, but the one in China which is less popular has the same concept as the other known pyramids, but are greater in height and was by far the largest pyramid in the world.
Published by Alma Galvez 112 months ago in Archaeology | +32 votes | 21 comments
The Cro Magnon people left no written records about themselves, however they replaced the Neanderthals over 30,000 years ago.
Published by Lauren Axelrod 114 months ago in Archaeology | +17 votes | 3 comments
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