Published: Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:10:59 +0000
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZThe top ten of the 200 Aztec gods and goddesses recognized by scholars include the most famous and the important figures of the Aztec religion.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZTonatiuh (pronounced Toh-nah-tee-uh) was the Aztec sun god. This deity had both a positive and negative aspect.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZDrop in on a collection of quotes from historians--some professional, some decidedly not--trying their hand at defining the dark art of history.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZThis annotated animal domestication table lists the dates and places that scholars have discovered about when over 30 animals were domesticated
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZThe discovery of fire was one of the earliest discoveries of humans, letting us add light, warmth, security, and companionship into our lives.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZA collection of plant histories, when and where humans domesticated them, with a table of dates and places and links to the stories themselves.
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2016-10-25T11:10:59ZHave you always dreamed of being an archaeologist, but don't know how to become one? Here's how you can get started exploring that dream job.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZShort list of the main facts and aspects of Aztec culture
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZThe Mesolithic period in European history includes the history of the complex hunter-gatherers who developed the technology to cultivate crops.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZWhat kind of job can I get in archaeology? Does it pay well? What is a typical day like? An FAQ for aspiring archaeologists.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZThe flawed and racist Aryan Invasion Myth was developed in the late 19th century to explain the blossoming of the Indus River Civilization.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZThe Aztec capital city called Tenochtitlan was located a marsh in the middle of a lake surrounded by mountains--a place now called Mexico City.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZThe end of the Khmer Empire (or Angkor civilization) came about as a direct result of the civilization's inability to adapt to an extended drought brought about by climate change.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZThe history of the domesticated horse (Equus caballus) is complex, the results of the spread of this marvelous creature throughout the world.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZThe Out of Africa or African Replacement Hypothesis argues that every living human being is descended from a small group in Africa.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZAnthropology is the study of human beings; their culture, their behavior, their beliefs, their ways of surviving; but that's just my opinion. Here is a collection of other definitions.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZIn the 16th century, the Aztecs believed their world had been created and destroyed in violence four times before, and had reason to expect it again.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZHatshepsut's Deir el-Bahri (also spelled Deir el-Bahari) is one of the most beautiful temples in Egypt, built by the architects of Queen Hatshepsut.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZArchaeologists use the term 'BP' to mean 'years before humans began to screw up the atmosphere by testing nuclear devices'.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZThe Iceman is the name of a 5,300-year-old human body discovered high in the Swiss/Italian Alps in 1991.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZThe history of the relationship between humans and cattle is a long and varied one, with at least two and perhaps three domestication events.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZThe Aztec rain god, Tlaloc, was one of the most important in the Aztec pantheon, and distantly related to rain gods of other Mesoamerican cultures.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZWhen and where the partnership of dog and humans first occurred is currently under considerable debate.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZMixed cropping, also known as inter-cropping or co-cultivation, is a type of agriculture that involves planting two or more of plants simultaneously in the same field.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZThe Khmer Empire, also known as the Angkor civilization, were compelled to manage water through a complex of man-made canals and reservoirs, the result of which was to permanently alter the local hydrology.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZThis page describes the mythical and archaeological origins of the Aztec people, and the founding of their capital city of Tenochtitan
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZThe Pacific Coast Migration Model is a theory concerning the original colonization of the Americas that proposes that people entering the continents followed the Pacific coastline
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZNot all archaeologists are professors at college. There are many different allied jobs associated with archaeological investigations.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZThe modern day cat was permanently domesticated about 4000 years ago, in Egypt; but archaeologists say it may have been closer to 10,000 years ago.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZLearn more about the Homininae subfamily, including Hominini (humans and their ancestors), Panini (chimps), and Gorillini (gorillas).
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZPre-Clovis is the name archaeologists have given to the oldest and now fairly well-established human occupations of the Americas.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZHuitzilopochtli was the Mexica god of the sun, war and sacrifice, and the founding patron god of the Aztec Empire
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZBy the 16th century, the Inca empire ruled much of South America, and they did it all without a written language. Did the quipu keep their records?
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZThe Aztecs had a complex set of beliefs, ceremonies and gods, each one overlooking an aspect of human life and responding to the needs of the Aztec people.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZWant to gain experience in archaeology? Thinking about a career or just looking for some interesting things to do with your summer vacation? Then the field school is for you.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZThe Pre-Pottery Neolithic (abbreviated PPN) is the name given to the people who domesticated the earliest plants and lived in farming communities in the Levant and Near East.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZGreat Zimbabwe is an important African Iron Age site and the capital of the Zimbabwe kingdom between the 10th and 15th centuries AD.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZOne of the earliest forms of writing, cuneiform was developed from the earlier proto-cuneiform in Uruk, Mesopotamia around 3000 BC.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZDendrochronology is the name given to the archaeological dating technique which uses the growth rings of long-lived trees as a calendar.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZThe traditional history of farming begins some 12,000 years ago, in the hilly flanks of the Zagros Mountains of southwest Asia
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZA short course on the various dating methods used in archaeological science over the centuries. Part 1: Relative Dating, Stratigraphy and Seriation
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZThis collection of ancient farming includes core concept definitions, archaeological research into ancient farming, and special farming techniques.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZTezcatlipoca was the Aztec god of night, north direction and patron deity of Aztec kings
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZBeginning about 10,500 years ago, Neolithic people started keeping goats, for their milk, meat, dung, wool... but maybe not their sweet natures.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZLandscape archaeology studies the way people of the past shaped the land around them, consciously or unconsciously.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZSince at least the 1930s, the Ice Free Corridor hypothesis has been an accepted human colonization route for the American continents.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZThe history of chickens and when they were domesticated is something of a puzzle, but most likely it was about 8,000 years ago in Thailand.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZThe Lower Paleolithic period (2.7 million to 200,000 years ago) is the first archaeology, that is to say, that period when the first evidence of what scientists consider human behaviors occurred.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZBoth North and South America were populated when the Europeans arrived in the late 15th century--and their civilizations were vast and sophisticated.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZCro-Magnons are what scholars now call Anatomically Modern Humans or Early Modern Humans, our near-ancestors who started us down the path to modernity
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZThe name Aztec is a simply the incorrect term to define the ancient inhabitants of the city of Tenochtitlan or the inhabitants of the Valley of Mexico.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZRCYBP (Radio Carbon Years Before the Present and abbreviated in many different ways) is a shorthand reference to the uncalibrated date recovered from carbon 14 dating.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZThe natural yellow-red-brown pigment known as ochre was humankind's first paint pot, used by our hominid ancestors nearly 300,000 years ago.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZMount Sandel is the name of a small cluster of the oldest houses in Ireland, first built about 9,000 years ago.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZThe Triple Alliance was a military and political pact formed by three city-states of the Valley of Mexico, forming what was to become the Aztec Empire.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZIn archaeology, the term Site Formation Processes refers to the events that created an archaeological site.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZThe Upper Paleolithic period saw great changes in the world as Homo sapiens became the only hominid running around on our planet.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZSettlements of the Islamic empire range from single desert palaces to trade centers to villages to towns and great cities; here is a sample.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZThe Islamic Civilization is in reality a mosaic of wide variety of cultures, from North Africa to the western periphery of the Pacific Ocean, and from Central Asia to sub-Saharan Africa.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZMonumental architecture refers to large man-made structures of stone or earth.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZFor over one thousand years, Babylon was an important Mediterranean city, enormous and glittering, with marvelous architecture and powerful kings.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZItzamna is one of the most important ancient Maya gods and considered the god of creation and the inventor of writing, and divination.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZThe common bean's colorful past includes two domestication events: one in the Andes mountains of South America, and one in central Mexico.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZThe hardest thing a student does is pick a research paper topic. Archaeology, two million years of human behavior, is an excellent starting place.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZMegalithic structures are immense collections of stone, earth and wood, some of which were built during the Neolithic and Bronze Age periods of Europe.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZThe Aztec god Quetzalcoatl, the Feathered Serpent, is one of the most famous pre-Columbian deities, worshiped by many different Mesoamerican cultures.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZGreat strides in understanding the development of modern human beings are being taken at the very southern tip of Africa these days.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZWheat was one of the very first crops domesticated by our ancestors, some 10,000 years ago in southeastern Turkey.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZThe quipu (also spelled khipu or quipo) is the only known precolumbian information system in South America: it has yet to be fully deciphered.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZThe Oasis Theory is a core concept in archaeology, referring to one of the main hypotheses about the origins of agriculture.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZAbu Hureyra is the ruins of an ancient settlement, located on the south side of the Euphrates valley of northern Syria, where the earliest evidence of cultivated plants has been identified, some 11,000 radiocarbon years before the present.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZA brief introduction of the Stone Age, more commonly known to scholars as the Paleolithic era.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZChaac was the Mayan god of rain, storms, water and lightning. Masks of the god's face called Chaac Masks are carved on many Maya temples.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZThe Three Sisters were what Native American groups called the combined intercropping of maize, beans and squash.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZThe mechanism of domestication is an evolutionary one, and very slow; archaeological evidence for domestication of a particular animal is subtle.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZThe Popol Vuh, often dubbed the Bible of the Maya, narrates the creation myth of the Maya Quiché of Guatemala and the Story of the Hero Twins.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZThe Natufian culture is the name given to the sedentary hunter-gatherers living in the Levant region of the near east between about 12,500 and 10,200 years ago.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZBloodletting rituals and sacrifices were a widespread practice among the ancient people of Mesoamerica.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZThe Linearbandkeramik Culture (LBK) is the name given by German archaeologist F. Klopfleisch in 1884 to the first true farming communities in central Europe.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZFiguring out the calendar dates of the ancient pharaohs and the rest of the Mediterranean communities of the Bronze Age is tougher than it seems.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZIn Africa, unlike the Europe and Asia, the Iron Age is not prefaced by a Bronze or Copper Age, but rather all the metals came at once.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZSkateholm is a group of nine sites located on an ancient lagoon in the Scania region of southern Sweden
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZThe Chatelperronian period ca 40,000-33,000 years ago, is usually associated with Neanderthals, and bears evidence of some kind of interaction with African newcomers to Europe.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZEggplants were likely first domesticated somewhere in southeast Asia, probably China or India, but post-domestication improvement is well-documented.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZFacts about the economics, politics, warfare, rituals, architecture, and other interesting things to know about the Maya Civilization. Page 3.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZThe Solutrean-Clovis connection suggests that at least some of the first people in North America were direct descendants of European Solutreans.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZNabta Playa is an archaeological site in the western deserts of southern Egypt, where some of the earliest known evidence of domesticated cattle have been identified.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZThe Aztec Calendar Stone, known more properly as the Aztec Sun Stone, is a basalt sculpture with carvings related to the sun god Tonatiuh and other calendar symbols
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZSimple human societies of the past developed into more and more complex societies, for a variety of reasons and characterized by a variety of traits.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZThe first formally-shaped stone tool, the Acheulean handaxe, was in our human tool kit for a million and a half years!
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZModern human beings are the result of millions of years of evolution. But not just physical evolution:
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZThe ancient Vikings were undoubtedly raiders: in that the History Channel series is correct. But they were so much more interesting than television tells us...
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZViking society was highly stratified, with three distinct classes, from slave to aristocracy; and clearly defined professions that described life.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZThe Kingdom of Aksum (first through sixth centuries AD) was one of the most powerful kingdoms in sub-Saharan Africa, connecting with Rome and Egypt.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZComplex hunter-gatherers or affluent foragers, are hunter-gatherers with benefits.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZClovis refers to mobile big game hunters who roamed the Americas hunting elephants and bison for a very brief time 12,000 years ago.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZPost-Processual Archaeology is...
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZOver the 250 years of the period called the Viking Age, the economics of the people known as the Vikings changed and adapted, and sometimes failed.
2016-10-25T11:10:59ZWine is an alcoholic beverage made from grapes; and may have been invented nearly 9,000 years ago in China; and not, as you might think, a European invention.