With archaeology we can learn about the present and future by discovering about the past. We can learn about the present and future through past because knowing our past would make us understand why we are here today. Your past and history or where you come from is the reason why you are in the position you are in now. Archaeology helped us know about the tools in the past that we still use in the modern day, but we modified them to make them better. Just like the gun and bow n’ arrow, first there was a bow and arrow, then a crossbow and in the modern day a gun.
In historian Jared Diamond’s book and film Guns, Germs and Steel, he attempts to explain why some parts of the world are more economically sound than others. The facts Diamond delves into extend back thousands of years. Some civilizations had what Diamond referred to as “geographic luck”, meaning that some lands were situated in an environment better suited for agriculture and other resource gathering. Other civilizations were also unable to domesticate animals that would have made farming and living on the land easier. Domesticated animals provided milk, fur, meat, as well as the ability to feed off leftover crop beds and create dung to fertilize future crops.
Jared Diamond reflects back on Guns, Germs, and Steel six years later in 2003. Diamond expresses that his central message of the book has not changed since he first published the book and is still valid today. The essence of the book has always been that alterations among societies is due to environmental influences rather than psychological reasons. Though many people have made remarks about parallels or contrasts between the ancient world and the modern world. The revelations were about New Zealand’s musket wars, Europe vs. China, and differences in societies being rich or poor.
This leads to the next problem of the country’s economic failure, oil dependency. Venezuela is highly dependant on it’s oil production that it diversified neither its economy nor its electricity supply. Also, the excessive printing of money did not help in any way but losing it’s value and brought the country down with it. Venezuelans are unhappy with the lifestyle they have been facing up till this day. Will Venezuela be able to fight and end the hyperinflation like how Zimbabwe
If Alexander was not determined to keep going he could have just gotten revenge from Persia and gone back to his kingdom, but a yen pushed him to keep going and little by little he conquered a big part of Asia. Even though Heyerdahl did not conquer countries, his own perseverance made him prove his theory to scientists and people who disagreed with his theory. If Alexander did not conquer most of the land he probably could have lived longer. If Columbus was not determined to find a new route to the Indies then who knows what could have happened to the Western part of the globe? If Heyerdahl stopped caring about his theory when people told him it was impossible and changed his mind, he could have learned other things during his time.
Morgan most likely did not perceive early America as exceptional because of this. As Proverbs 12 states, “Those who work their land will have abundant food, but those who chase fantasies have no sense.” Morgan clearly demonstrated that because the colonists lacked motivation, knowledge, humility, good health, and useful trades, Jamestown, as well as many other colonies, clearly had a lacked a hard working
Second without it we would not have GPS on our phones and in our cars. Finally our understanding of the Big Bang and black holes would also be different. The research is incredible, because it is really difficult to understand and it has helped us a lot. This theory has helped us with almost everything, but mostly to understand time and space. Even a century later, this theory is still reshaping how scientists think as they search for the theory of the everything.
This book portrays history and its importance till this day. We are able to see history from another point of view, when speaking of history we tend to think of previous wars or other events that created an impact. Once reading this book we are able to further our knowledge of history through six different drinks. It gives us a whole different aspect of our history and how various things came to be. Overall, it is a great book to read and all the details the author includes can help students in future events.