(Webster et al. 2007) The dates of the last monuments and stelae found to correlate with the relevance of the drought periods the Mayan experienced in the lowlands. Furthermore, other evidence that showed that there was a collapse in the Mayan civilization was left behind artifacts such as ceramic figures and jadeite ornaments. These artifacts are small objects of value that where easy to transport in the event of a non-returnable abandonment. When Materials are left behind it is a sign of desertion of a site and suggest that the people left rather abruptly with no intention of return.(Simms, 2012) The theory that drought was the main cause of the fall the Mayan was also backed up with testing color and stable isotopes in samples of Macal Chasm stalagmite found in a cave in Belize. The samples showed that there was a prolonged drought around the same time that the Classic Maya civilization was abandoned and collapsed. Drought was probably the initiating factor in the decline of the Maya civilization, but not being able to sustain proper agriculture because of little rainfall to support the populations needs is probably what led to the final push to the societies collapse (Webster et al.
Mesa Verde is most well known for its cliff dwellings found in the sandstone of its dynamic landscape. The Mesa Verde National park was originally established for the main purpose of preserving these very same archaeological sites. Without the geology of the area these dwellings might never have come to be, or preserved so splendidly. While it has many different geological formations on the property John Carrara states that “The Mesa Verde is essentially a broad, flat, upland surface sloping gently to the south and dissected by deep canyons containing ephemeral streams.” (Carrara 2014)
Undoubtedly, there are many factors that can impact temporal patterns as illustrated in the climographs. Both of the cities is located in a different part of the world and experiences different climates. Each of the cities have very different geographical layouts and factors that affect temperature and precipitation throughout the year. In Toronto, Canada climate is moderate with warm humid summers and generally cold winters. The climate in Toronto, Canada is moderate due to its southerly location within the country and its proximity to Lake Ontario. The climate in Toronto, Canada varies a lot due to a great distance from the north to south. Also, different elevations produce different climate conditions. Lake Ontario affects the climate in Toronto. During the summer, there is cool lake breezes with a lot of humidity. In the winter, the effect of Lake Ontario produces warm lake breezes,
San Diego and Phoenix have very similar winter climates, although the summers are very different. It gets a little colder at night in Phoenix, especially at night due to the lack of the ocean's marine effect. Rainfall patterns are similar as well in the winter, it's San Diego's rainy season as well as it's Phoenix's rainy season too. But San Diego averages more rain in the winter than Phoenix solely because of the coastal location giving San Diego ocean evaporation.
When the Mayans came here the they were located in Mexico which were in Central America. There physicals features was the consisted of rainforest which were pretty rare for Mexico. The cities in the mayan words was more like we're modern day Guatemala, flourished between roughly. Now for the Aztecs they were located in the Tenochtitlan, but today Mexico City. Aztecs cities were mostly plane it was based on the symmetrical layout.Physical feature is that is was surrounded by the volcano,which could have meant it was mild temperature there because it was central Mexico.Finally for the Incas, The Incas were located by pre-Columbian but not Puru. The cities were was like sacred city laid out in the shape of a puma. The physical features
The Cordell formation is the uppermost member of the Manistique group. The Cordell member is a Silurian aged dolomite deposited within the The Manistique
It sits atop an uneven crust of cracked limestone and soil. They used limestone because it was more malleable than Obsidian and this helped with the rainy environment. It consisted of a population of only 50,000, so the Maya cities were much smaller than Teotihuacan. Large-scale archeological exploration revealed an intricate pattern of architecture. The layout of the city is a cross-patterned grouping with multi-level pyramids, platforms and large stucco masks of gods. There was a deliberate orientation with the heavens on an east-west axis. The morphology is based on limestone, often depicting scenes. Mayan art and writing contained stories of battles, sacrificial offerings and torture. There is also evidence of the Talud-Tablero architectural style found in Mayan architecture. Art in this city consisted of erect-stone monuments carved with portraits of rulers and writings of their deeds. Representation of the early Maya lords are very round and irregular forms. The famous Mayan Calender drove the pyramid constructions, paying attention to generations on 4 points of the cross. They did not have a grid system because there were too many trees in the dense jungle. The city’s ruler would construct a twin pyramid complex at the end of every 20 year period. In addition, there were 6 “temple” pyramids to mark the burial place of a ruler. The elevated platform of each
For instance, farming took place in the Aztecs and Incas environment, “the Inca were farmers, growing potatoes as well as other crops, often in terraces cut into the high mountainsides.” Patel (4). They also raised sheep and used their meat for hunger and its wool for cloth. Due to the Aztecs living on a swamp, they adapted by making a floating garden called a Chinampa to help produce maise and grow other crops. Maldonado (3). It was very genius for Aztecs as well as Incas to have generated an agricultural structure. The Aztecs and the Mayas both also had numerical logic. A general math system was formed through their cleverness. The mathematical formulation was based on the unit 20. Art and Craftsmen took part as well in all the Mayas, the Aztecs, and the Incas. “[The Aztecs] wove cotton cloth, made pottery, carved in stone and other materials, made musical instruments and elaborate costumes of feathers.” Maldonado (4) They were very talented in achieving masterpieces of art. The Incas built cities out of stone, they also wove woolen cloth impressively, they made pottery as well as the Aztecs, yet they also made exquisite jewelry. Patel (4). The Maya artists produced materials to make things with, such as “goods made of cotton, feathers, clay, wood, and precious metals and stones.” Hopkins (5). These materials and art helped encourage the fascination with these cultures and displays how the civilizations were
Living in the city can sometimes be quite frustrating with a day to day job with many responsibilities. One should always try to take some time off with their loved ones to breath in a natural environment which is surrounded by wildlife and other animals. There is no place better to visit for an adventure than visiting Everglades in Florida.
The colors, they are so fascinating to this work of art that the weather created. The work of art was mad by water on a cotton plantation back in the 1800s. Providence Canyon has an amazing scenery with many different colors on the walls of the canyon. Every time it rained on the cotton field the water would form a huge ditch or trench that kept expanding. In the 1850s the ditches grew up to 5 feet. This park can grab tourist's attention and bring visitors into our state. It has 43 colors of sand that can be a beautiful site to see. It has a camping spot where you can camp and see how beautiful it looks at night. Providence Canyon is located on Georgia, Alabama, line. The canyon has colors from the Alabama clay. The rocks are
Today, the Salton Basin is 35 miles long, 15 miles wide, and 30 feet deep (2). It is also around 228 feet below sea level (2). It’s current salinity is around 48,000 milligrams per liter, or 37 percent higher than the Pacific Ocean which allows only for salt-tolerant fish and birds to survive (2). The Salton Basin of Imperial Valley is one of the most biologically diverse areas in California with over 400 species and subspecies found there (2). Common mammals that can be found in the Imperial Valley are raccoons, coyotes, striped skunks, desert pocket mice, Merriam 's kangaroo rats, desert cottontails, Valley pocket gophers, and Round-tailed ground squirrels. Some of the mammals that live in Imperial Valley are nocturnal so it may be hard to
Haleakalā National Park is a park in Maui, Hawaii. Maui is the second largest island out of the Hawaiian Islands. To get to the park you would have to fly, or go on a cruise. The park is at the southeastern part of the island. It is surrounded by lots of other parks, but Haleakalā is the prettiest.
This paper focuses on the most intense hurricanes in the peninsula’s recent history, namely Hurricane Gilbert and Hurricane Dean. Hurricane Gilbert occurred in September 1988 and passed across the northern portions of the peninsula. When it made landfall around Cancun in Quintana Roo it was a Category 5 hurricane with sustained winds of 180 mph and slowly weakened over the peninsula to become a Category 2 storm as it left the Yucatan region. Hurricane Dean went through the southern portions of the peninsula in August 2007. The hurricane made landfall as a Category 5 storm with 165 mph sustained winds, and also weakened to become a Category 2 storm as it exited Campeche. Both of these storms severely damaged forests throughout the Peninsula,
The greatest treat is still waiting as Peru is among those South American countries that are proud to have one of the most treasured ruins of ancient civilization, which is called Machu Picchu. The people of this country have their own customs and rituals that are different from other parts of the world. However, they are proud citizens of a country that is rich in history and ancient ruins. On the whole, the trips to South America will allow you to explore the unknown and the rich history of the people who reside in that country.
Oman is known for its tourist attractions from all around the world. Wadi's deserts, beaches, and mountains are areas which make Oman different to other gulf countries. Mountainous areas such as Jabel Shams are widely common in Oman which makes camping even more interesting. Moreover, there are many deserts and sand plains in Oman. Wadies are also common land features in Oman. In the capital of Oman, Muscat we can find many malls and more civilized areas that will make anybody more interested. During monsoon time, the weather becomes nice on the southern coastal areas of Oman such as, Salalah which is one of the main tourism areas in Oman and perhaps in the Gulf area as will. The versatility in Oman’s topography makes it an interesting place for tourism. Furthermore, the local Omanis are very kind and always willing to help. The combination of landscapes available and the hospitality of the people makes Oman the right tourism choice. Therefore, Tourism in Oman need to be better promoted to the whole world through the different marketing tools available nowadays such as,