Archeology Finds

Archaeology

Archeology is simply the study of the human past by the analysis of material culture. It is the study of the prehistoric way of life. This is by taking into account things found concerning the people who lived then. The artifacts, architectural designs, bio facts and cultural landscapes go a long way to help archelologists in their analysis of the archeology finds. Many finds have given a good picture of how the past was like. The finds are still being made to this day. This is a journey into the past to discover how humans evolved and what led them to.

There are thousands of archaeology finds that have been made and dug up. The History of the Mayans has been a major buzz due to their association with futuristic science. It is said that they were way beyond their time. Their obsession with astrology was immense. Egyptology took a whole dimension of its own with the study of the Egyptian prehistoric way of life. The discovery of the Sphinx and the pyramids were revolutionary in the field of archaeology finds. The recent past has seen the discovery of more artifacts.

Funding these projects is not easy, and so is finding the money. The guarantee for the digs to pay off is a gamble. This has led to the use of more sophisticated methods to find the artifacts. Remote sensing, satellite imaging, field survey and research has gone a long way to ensure the right place is excavated.

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A rather striking viking boat burial was discovered in the West coast of Scotland. This was found in Ardnamurchan with a viking dated dead over 1000 years ago. This was the first burial recorded on land. He was found in a six foot grave with his sword, axe and other viking paraphernalia The finding of a settlement in the South of Jordan at the Wardi Faynan site changed the aspect of the prehistoric man. This was dated back to over 11000 years ago. The settlement was a pit dug, oval in shape and lined up with some strong muddy substance. The walls had held up this long. The abode was found with mortar and pestle for grinding among other items. It was proof of organized agriculture in the time.A rare Mayan Female ruler was discovered in Guatemala at the Nakum digging site. The tomb was facing East with precious artifacts. The tomb was decorated according to the royal designs that came with the lineage.Remains of the first domesticated dogs were found in Czech republic at Predmosti. The dogs which looked like they had the wolf origin dated over 33000 years ago. This is much further than the previous records and finds that dated 11000 years ago. The discoveries showed the dogs were much bigger and broad snouted. This were definitely not the average dogs.

Archeology finds are shaping the look of our past. Our ancestors had alot to do with the future as it is right now. The finds are not only exciting but an eye opener on how far the human race has come and a good lesson of how far it can go.
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Forbidden Archeology: Reviews

Forbidden Archaeology

Forbidden archeology, a book by Michael Cremo and Richard Thompson has attracted a lot of controversy and attention globally. The book’s anti-Darwinian theory has really attracted negative comments from so many sources. Many of these reviews misrepresent the contents of the book while some of the reviews have recognized the scholarly contribution of the book. This post looks at some of the reviews that have been posted in academic journals.

Journal of Field Archaeology (1994)

This journal acknowledges the challenge that the authors have given to the dominating views on human origin. They admit that the volume has given evidence about their eBook from archaeological records. The evidence given in this book is what has been accepted by the masses and also controversial records that have also been recorded.

British journal for the History of Science (1995)

As recorded in this journal in 1992, Tim Murray posted that he is sure that there will be a lot of people that will benefit from the substance in the book. He acknowledged the useful case studies that have been included in the book to boost scientific knowledge in the field. He went on to say that his information will boost the debate in the field of archaeology.

Social Studies of Science Journal (1996)

Forbidden Archaeology

Jo Wodak and David Oldroyd go ahead to give reasons as to why Forbidden Archaeology has made significant contribution to the field of Science. They go ahead to say that the authors of the book had a chance to bring out the details which had not been brought to the fore before, and also that the two authors bring out the lack of proper evidence in claims of truth in scientific claims.

American Journal of Physical Anthropology (1994)

Jonathan Marks comes out candidly in this journal to support the authors in their quest to bring out the nature of the human race as a great antiquity and that the book brings out the fact that in the ancient times, human beings and their ape-like counterparts coexisted for many years. He talks about the various generalizations that have been made in the field of archaeology and what the book brings out by looking at the hoaxes, exceptions, paradoxes and mistakes that have not been explored before.

Ethology, Ecology, and Evolution (1994)

This journal talks of the fact that the book brings out the view that Homo sapiens existed millions of years ago. The journal lauds the book for bringing out the facts that have been suppressed or ignored by many scientists because the views contradict what many people in the world have been made to believe. The authors of this book have come out to prove the theory of human evolution using evidence that has been left out in many studies.

Creation/Evolution Journal (1994)

Wade Tarzia, in this journal, has argued that humans who are anatomically similar to the modern man existed millions of years ago. He goes ahead to give support to the substance in the book by saying that conventional archaeologists have filtered information and left out so much that they don’t want to avail to people. The evidence ignored has been there for millions of years and this information has been collected by these authors to make it available for the masses.
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Fantastic Destinations For Taking Archeology Vacations

Archaeology Vacations

One way to surprise people is to tell them that you are going to for an archeology vacations. The concept sounds strange because of the stereotypical association of the work vacations with resorts and cultural expeditions. After clearing the air, on the need and fun of going for such a vacation, here are some of the top destinations to consider.

Mayan Civilization Sites

Mexico City hosts an archeological museum that displays the lives and cultures of the original inhabitants of the area. It includes regular reenactment of the historical rituals of the people. The museum is very large and takes an adult a couple of hours to go through all its features. Also included in it is the Maya exhibition, known worldwide for its details representation of the Mayan civilization.
While in Mexico, about eighty miles from Cancun lies Talum, a secluded place that is an archeology marvel. It is close to Mayan ruins and provides many ancient civilization features to explore.

Shark Teeth Finds

 

Beach holidays can be more than just sun and sand. A day at the beach can also serve as archeology vacations for learning about what happened thousands of years ago. Finding fossil shark teeth is an adventure in itself. The teeth sink to bottom of ocean after sharks loose them. After very many years, as the sea waters move back, exposure of the teeth happens and findings can then determine the number of years since their fall from a shark. Venice remains the cultural capital of the world but another gem about it is the availability of shark teeth on its shores. Those taking archeological vacations can go to its beaches early in the morning or just after a sea storm and collect dark sand and crushed shells. From the loot, people find dark brown, tan and gray triangular-shaped shark teeth that could go back millions of years.

Stone Age Excavation Site

For a hands-on archeological vacation that involves actual exploration, it is good to go to existing sites of excavation. The Council of British Archeology offers contact details of places that one can take archeology vacations. One of them is the Iain Crawford site found at Udal in Hebrides, Scotland. The site is accessible by ferry and has characteristic asphalt roads, treeless hills, and rolling dune grasslands called machair.
On arrival to the site, visitors get tour guides who provide a historical background of the area and answer questions from the visitors. The real fun begins when you get to an actual archeological dig and learn to trowel. The work has to remain neat and follow sills of colored sand in the soil. Visitors learn how to avoid trampling the finds of the excavation area and this experience connects them to the Stone Age times and its people.

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Early Man Excavation Sites

The Rift Valley in Africa has many archeological sites that trace the life of early man on his way to Europe. From the Kruger National Park in South Africa, up to Lake Victoria in Kenya at the Homa Peninsula tourists can find various excavation sites. For example, the Oldowan stone tools were the earliest form of human stone tool industry known. The 3700 fossils and 2900 artifacts at the Olduvai Gorge in Kenya, east of Lake Victoria form the biggest known collection of Oldowan artifacts. Excavation continues today and it is possible to take archeological vacation in the area to understand the origin of man.
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