The compass did not make its way north until the thirteenth century, but without it the Vikings established techniques to navigate the land and seas (Schaefer). Instead, the Vikings used astrology, sundials, and quite possibly the alluring sunstone to find their way. The accuracy of the tools used may be questioned due to the lack of artifacts, but each theory presents logical ideas and is entirely possible. The Vikings displayed advanced navigation skills given their time period, as they took into consideration their resources and surroundings.
The reading passage present some evidence indicating application for the curved stone ball artifacts, belong approximately to 4,000 years ago, which are found in numerous locations in Scotland. The lecturer, nonetheless, throw doubt on all ideas brought up by the critics and offer some counterclaims to refute them all. First, due to the fact that some holes are detected on some of the stone balls, the author argues that they could have been used in order to swinging and throwing those. Consequently, they might have been used for hunting and fighting in that era.
The most important thing to understand about the eight Witchcraft Sabbats is that they are not man-made. They are not holidays in the same way that a calendar anniversary of some date that has a special importance in history. The eight Sabbats of Witchcraft were not man-made because they existed long before man was made. These eight holidays can be said to be as old as the Earth itself.
Throughout many years calendars have been changing a lot. THere were many different calendars all over the world. There was the ancient calendars that would use the moon, sun, stars and even planets. Back in the 1582, people lost ten days because of the calendar change. The oldest mayan calendar was the on December 2012.
During the observation scientists observe sharks and records their motions and thinking. Scientists use acoustic monitors to track their every movement such as their depth in the ocean, living temperature space, and location. They Identified Hammer sharks using two types of pop up satellite archival tags. Scientist wanted to know where they live, feed, and go. Scientists were able to follow a Hammerhead shark, and saw all of these things that they were curious about.
Do you ever wonder if Christopher Columbus would have landed in India if he had had today’s modern technology? If Christopher Columbus had the modern day technology such as a GPS and radar, his voyage may have possibly led him to India as planned or at least helped him get to America easier. I believe that Columbus would have greatly benefited from the use of today's technology. Celestial navigation is the measuring of latitude using the sun, moon and stars (Pickering) .Columbus used celestial navigation by using a tool called a quadrant (Pickering).
Prior to the very famous GPS, or Global Positioning System, voyagers used a technique called Dead Reckoning. Dead reckoning was used for centuries by sailors, to determine the position of their ship in the ocean. They were able to determine their location based upon the ship’s prior positions by paying close attention to the speed and direction of the ship. To determine the direction of the course, a compass was used. While the speed was calculated by the use of a log and a line.
Isabel Wilkerson, noteworthy author of The Warmth of Other Suns, displays literary prowess and insightful knowledge of the plight of African Americans in both her debut novel and myriad journalism and reporting entries. On multiple occasions, Wilkerson’s abilities in journalism garnered attention from universities and award committees, earning her the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing and the George Polk award for coverage and research on the Great Migration, as well as allowing her to lead seminars and hold positions of high esteem at universities such as Harvard, Emory, and Princeton. In addition to being the first African American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for individual reporting, Wilkerson and her parents lived and participated in the Great Migration themselves. Hence, it will come as no surprise to hear that her claims within The Warmth of Other Suns present themselves as spectacularly accurate. Wilkerson proposes that the Great Migration altered the cultural, economic, and social history of America dramatically,
Constellations: About the Stars People recognize constellations to be groups of stars that form images or patterns in the sky. They have been documented for thousands of years, and are one of the oldest sciences ever studied. As they shift, various constellations come into view. These stars change at a monthly pace, leaving some to be viewed for a while until they all move once again. “Different constellations come into view as the Earth rotates on its axis and makes its yearly revolution around the Sun, the sphere appears to shift.”
The game SMITE has many gods from many different mythologies. Each god/goddess has his or her own backstory in the game. Some aren’t the most accurate to the true mythology of the person. Ymir, for example. In SMITE, he is depicted as a frost giant, who has long hair and a beard.