ANCIENT HISTORY ASSESSMENT TASK 3 HISTORICAL INVESTIGATION – THE MUNGO MAN AND MUNGO WOMAN YEAR 11, 2012 www.youtube.com/watch?v=73LfW84dkJg http://cap.nsw.edu.au/rm/specialPlaces/special_places_st3/LakeMungo/lake_mungo.htm http://www.crystalinks.com/mungoman.html http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2003/02/030220082107.htm AGE OF ABORIGINAL OCCUPATION IN AUSTRALIA – MUNGO MAN AND MUNGO WOMAN Who was Mungo man and Mungo woman? New South Wales West locates one of the greatest archaeological sites in Australia’s history, that is, Lake Mungo.
Introduction When visiting museums such as the American Museum of Natural History in New York City we can get a first-hand look at some of the massive creatures like the wooly mammoth that used to roam our planet some 11,000 years ago. And after viewing the skeletons of such extraordinary creatures known as the megafauna we may ponder as to what event transpired to eliminate so many species. What we do know is the late Pleistocene era marked a time of fluctuating climate that coincided with the migration of people into the New World. During this period mammals such as the woolly mammoth and mastodons were becoming extinct. However, questions still remain to determine if it was because of severe climatic change, or possibly the extinctions occurred from over-hunting by humans, or possibly a combination of both? These are many of the concerns that have created the foundation for a serious debate among many scholars in the anthropology and archaeology community.
Carlsbad Caverns National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is located in the state of New Mexico, in the United States. It contains a show cave, the main feature. The cavern is a limestone type, which was created by a reaction involving rainwater and hydrogen sulphide-rich brine (salt concentrated water). This created a corrosive sulphuric acid which carved the main chambers into what they are today.
In the story The Allegory of the Cave, Plato describes the perception of reality. He explains how to interpret ideas or objects in different perspectives. The story he tells about the cave could have influenced different modern day ideas. Some ideal examples might include religion, abuse, and imprisonment. Plato’s cave theory applies to all of these ideas and can show many different perspectives.
Extinction of Dinosaurs due to Asteroid Impact Nobody knows for sure exactly how the dinosaurs became extinct. However scientists have speculated for decades about possible events that caused the dinosaurs to die out. Possibilities range from asteroids, to volcanoes, to climate changes. One of the more popular or
Kangaroo Point Cliffs are one of the most iconic places that highlight Brisbane city’s history along with the Brisbane City Hall and Story Bridge. These cliffs were known by Aborigines even before European settlers arrived in Brisbane. The development around the Kangaroo Point Cliff was started in the 1900s when roads were developed around the cliff. Today, the Kangaroo Point Cliff offers many adventurous activities such as rock climbing, kayaking on the Brisbane River, Segway tours, bike riding around the garden etc. The rocks found on these steep cliffs are known as the ‘Brisbane Tuff’. These unique pink and green stones were also used in building public buildings during the 1820s and 1830s. The very steep feature and gas holes on the cliff plays a significant role in identifying these cliffs a result of a volcanic eruption (Visit Brisbane, 2018). This essay analyses geological formation of Kangaroo Point cliff and the Brisbane tuff which the
But the Buckley’s Hole Management Plan is not quite successful plan to save the affected areas. The plan was implemented in 1998 (Department of Environment Staff, 1998) and is useful to some extent but has not proved its effectiveness in all the areas. The current hole was formed in 1980 in the tidal inlet known as “Yabby Patch Creek” and became a breeding ground for the mosquitoes and a resting spot for the migratory birds (The Real Buckley’s Hole, 1980). The main reason for the execution of this plan was due to its great framework that could preserve the Australian heritage of flora and fauna but it could be seen on the day that it was not that applicable to fully protect the native species.
New Kinord is an ancient settlement situated in the Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve to the South-West of the city of Aberdeen, as seen in figure 1. New Kinord has not yet been excavated and many questions are still left unanswered, however the site has been surveyed by Sir
The Guringai Area was split up into regions, where they spoke 3 languages Daruk, Darkinyung and Awabakal. The Guringai land stretches from modern day Newcastle to the most southern part of Sydney. The Guringai nation has developed diverse and complex connection to country, language customs, spirituality, customary law, kinship, farming and hunting techniques.
The question of what caused the extinction of megafauna during the Late Pleistocene period is one that archaeologists have struggled to answer for decades, but why should it matter? Discovering with certainty the cause of megafaunal extinction would
Introduction Mesa Verde National Park, located in Montezuma County, Colorado, was established in 1906 by President Theodore Roosevelt. This United States landmark was designated for the preservation of several Puebloan archeological sites and the vast geologic history exhibited within the 52,485 acres of land occupied by Mesa Verde. The Ancestral Puebloans, or Mesa Verdeans, associated with the archeological sites of Mesa Verde National Park, lived in the Mesa Verde region from the mid-sixth century to the end of the thirteenth century.
The Riversleigh fossil site is a part of the Boodjamulla National Park. The site was World Heritage listed in 1994. The fossil record of Riversleigh's habitats have greatly strengthened our understanding of evolution, origins, and the history of organisms. Many of the most abnormal and phenomenal organisms in the Australian
Neotectonism is express in different ways in the eastern Uplands of north Queensland, in Atherton and Chillagoe territory. Some are identify by magmas dating (e.g. Nulla Volcanic Region) to know youngest ages (Nulla Volcanic Region) while others hold ropy structure (pahoehoe). In Atherton territory, most recent Pleistocene (Eacham) basalt is openly exhibited. Other evidence of neotectonics in Eastern Upland are seen where the Lake George and Shoalhaven reverse fault offset Palaeozoic layers across Miocene.
The Narrabeen man started his life living near the sea because there were tiny fish bones in his stomach. He is 183cm tall which is unusual for an aboriginal man also he wasn’t initiated. Unfortunately he died 4000 years ago, in 2000 BCE by 3 types of spears. The first
epedia). Races After the Great War ended many humans and animals managed to survive the high radiation levels, but by doing so they suffered severe mutations. In this “New World”—the world after the nuclear devastation-- there are four races of the human species. They include the average human, the Super Mutant, the Synth, and the Ghoul.