Have you ever thought about how people lived a long time ago? Well, there is one community with a creative way of living. It’s called Skara Brae. It’s considered a Neolithic Village. It’s located on the bay of Skaill on the west coast of Mainland, Orkney. It’s older than the Stonehenge and Great Pyramids, and has been named “Scottish Pompeii” because of its excellent preservation. What’s so special about it? Well, it’s mainly underground. It was considered a very comfortable way of living during B.C. (Before Christ) times.
Due to these life-threatening issues archaeologists have concluded that it is far too dangerous to attempt excavation of the inlaid tomb. Even though it’s too dangerous, scientists are still seeking to find a safe way to excavate in the future. The architect of the complex can’t be traced back to one specific person, conclusively, archaeologists believe that its fascinating creation was responsible to many people of the Qin Dynasty. Qin’s burial complex is an extraordinary discovery, but many questions remain unanswered. Why was the First Emperor so obsessed with immortality and defense in death? What do you suppose lies in his tomb and why do you think the Chinese have not opened it yet? Although we have learned from archaeologists that it is far too dangerous to excavate due to the inlaid death trap which surrounds the tomb. Many people still believe there is a bigger reason for why the tomb has yet to be unearthed. Along with one final question; what effect did the creation of the First Emperor’s terracotta army have on burial customs after his dynasty? Which many archaeologists believe that dynasties following the creation of the great mausoleum tried to copy the grand scheme but were never
Yellowstone National Park, established March 1, 1862, by U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant, was and still is the United States’ largest national park. Yellowstone is located mostly in Wyoming with parts of it lying in Idaho and Montana. Popular geological attractions in Yellowstone include thousands of geysers, hot springs, bubbling mud pots, and waterfalls. Yellowstone is home to many varieties of wildlife including the endangered grizzly bear, gray wolf, wolverine, and bald eagle. Yellowstone is home to many plant species including plants that depend on the park’s thermal features. Over time parts of the park have been destroyed by fires and earthquakes, but Yellowstone National Park, its plants, animals and geological features survive and
The most memorable vacation I’ve been on was my trip to Salem, Massachusetts. It was February 2012, we left at 9pm so we could sleep all day the day before, so we could drive the 8 hours to Salem. I packed lots of long sleeved shirts, jeans, hoodies as well as heavy jackets and boots. I got my camera and I packed snacks and a cooler for drinks and sandwiches for the ride to Salem. Before we left we stop and filled the car with gas. It was 512 miles from Fredericksburg, Virginia; where we lived at the time. We took interstate 95 which took us over the George Washington Bridge in New York, which lead us to interstate 87 that took us into Massachusetts.
The Apalachicola River begins in Georgia with the Chattahoochee River, north of Atlanta. Once the river crosses the Georgia-Florida border and is joined by the Flint River it’s called the Apalachicola River. It contains one of the most diverse, productive, and economically important natural systems in the southeastern United States. The Apalachicola basin provides a home to a great diversity of wildlife species and many endemic plant species.
In King Tutankhamen's tomb was a over 5,000 things including clothes, artifacts ,chariots, also funiture. The reason why they did that is because they felt like that if that gives him to the afterlife. Another, thing that they had was weapons and 130 of lame walking sticks.
The Tomb and Terra Cotta Army of Qin Shihuang is a remarkable discovery in the world of archaeological excavations. It is a collection of over 8,000 magnificently unique clay soldiers. They are protecting their dead leader, Qin Shihuang, even though he has passed on to the afterlife. Nowhere else in the world can one find a structure of this scale and detail. Because of this, it is a masterpiece of the ancient world and it can teach archaeologists about the culture of this time period. Its excavation and finding is even impactful in the archaeological society of today.
In the hidden city, they found no gold. But they found many mummies and caves. They found more than fifty caves and a total of 173 mummies. One of the mummies was a mamacuna. She was buried a long side her pet cat.
Big Agnes tents just get better and better. This is a family sized tent which really does have room for you and your gear. The Big Agnes King Creek 4 has a floor space of 65 sq.ft.,equal to that of the Big House 4, but unlike the Big House 4 it comes complete with a massive vestibule measuring 85.5 sq. ft. That gives you room enough for two adults to sit in the comfort of their chairs, or to store the kids bikes out of the rain. With two access doors on the vestibule and two on the tent, you won’t be falling over each other getting in and out. What’s more the tent door openings each come with two zip up doors, one mesh and one polyester ripstop, so you can choose mesh to just keep the bugs out on warm nights, or complete closure for those colder nights.
Olmec colossal heads have been found at La Venta, San Lorenzo, and Tres Zapotes. Despite they were each carved out of a basalt boulder and weigh 8 tons on average, they were hauled for miles through water and across land. No one knows for sure how they were transported, but some believe that the Olmec people used log rollers and balsa rafts to carry the giant heads. They are one of the most mysterious artifacts in the ancient world, but the most believed theory about the Olmec colossal heads is that because of their intricate features, and all the work that was put into making one, they represented Olmec rulers. Another theory is that the heads with helmets were the well-known ball players. The heads have scowles and flattened noses due to
Have you ever wondered about Egypt's art and why they make it. Egypt’s art is very interesting. It has many cool features to look at. One of the coolest features to look at is sacarphogins. The background story is cool to look at, the reasons why they do sacarphogins. The materials they use is fascinating. The events of the sacarphongins are interesting to look at, the tell you why they make the art that they make. Do you know you who makes scarphogins? Let’s find out.
The Sannai-Maruyama historical site is located at Aomori, Aomori Prefecture, Japan. The site was discovered while surveying the land for the creation of a baseball stadium. The oldest settlements recorded at this site was dated to be around 3900 BCE. The people who inhabited this site were the Jomon people who were hunter-gatherers who gathered natural resources such as nuts, fish, and plants (1). The settlement of this site lasted from the Early to the Middle Jomon period (3900 BCE to 2300 BCE) (3).
The clouds part on a location 2.4 kilometers high in Peru, surrounded by the Urubamba River and wrapped in sacred mountains. What is this site? Local shamans believe this site was the entry to the spirit world, but “there are no written clues or carvings in Machu Picchu proving that this was the only purpose of the site.” Discovered by a Yale professor on July 24, 1911. Described by other archaeologists in numerous ways. There are mysteries that have still not been answered. This is the legacy of Machu Picchu.
The Lava Beds National Monument. This sounds like a terrific field trip to take. It would be sight seeing, and it will be fun and adventurous. It would give us a chance to see a different part of the country and how molten rock caves look. It will be a memory that we will never forget. It is located in California, and it is one of their "best kept secrets." It does not get that many visitors in a year. It is a 47,000 acre park and is near a park that attracts 4 million people a year. It would be fun to kids that do not really go to see anything this neat. It would even be a fun science field trip to teach us about the type of rocks and how long it took to form. It has numerous of mountains and deep dark caves that you can explore.
It is 1954, me, Wayne (11 years old) and Scott (5 years old) (my brothers) were listening to the radio in the dinner room. We heard the newscaster say, “Today is the start of construction on the Table Rock Dam in Oasis, Missouri. This dam is being made for flood control and is expected to be finish with construction in 1958. In four years the dam is expected to fill up to its normal water levels.” “Now here is some words from the U.S President- Harry S. Truman.”