Native American art is a profoundly expressive culture that has been a way of life for so many Native Americans. Native American art history has advanced over thousands of years and is composed of several idiosyncratic styles from the differentiating cultures of diverse Indian tribes. From Navajo to Hopi, each
Archaeology is a continuously evolving field where there is a constant stream of new branches and excavation methods. Due to the influx of new technologies and innovations in recent decades, archaeologists have been able to excavate previously inaccessible areas. For example, new diving equipment and tools such as proton magnetometers, side-scan sonar, sub-bottom profiler, and miniature submarines have allowed archaeologists to dive into the deep depths of the ocean. As a result, the branch of underwater archaeology was created to search for shipwrecks and other artifacts on the ocean floor. Underwater archaeology’s role has increased in recent years as it allows archaeologists to more accurately interpret the past by supplementing
My artifact is a necklace and it’s so unique and important to me because it has my name on it. And it’s so beautiful, in the middle there is my name with Arabic letters it’s so old so I don’t wear it any more but it still my favorite on
This exhibit highlights artifacts found in the wreck of the Spanish Carrack cargo ship, the San Esteban, which ran aground near neighboring Padre Island in the spring of 1554. These objects include the stern section of the keel with part of the sternpost, wrought-iron anchors, cannons, ammunition, tools, ship’s fittings and fastenings, and silver coin and bullion. The exhibit also features the world’s oldest date-confirmed mariner’s astrolabe –
The planning for this museum began in the 1990s when the state and local leaders began discussing creating a hands-on facility that will educate visitors about the Gulf of Mexico. The displays and exhibits include America’s Sea, Tools of the Trade, plus many more!
The artifact I brought is a photograph of my sister and I at the Taquitz Falls, in Palm Springs California. This picture represents a successful hike that brought many tribulations my mom, sister Kailli, and I had to overcome during our adventure into the blazing desert.
John Williams and the Stolen Artifact Today the sunday paper arrived with again bad news. Even the man that delivered the sunday paper had a look of sadness and despair. Today is March 1st, 2017 and still people are upset about the new president. I just can’t believe that so many people are still mad about the new president. “Wow.. what a surprise… another article on the rioting. Rioting on the streets. Security in Washington D.C. is low and the police force is spread out thin because of all this. If I were someone living in Washington I would move out. Why did I ever move here. Look at this. Artifacts are being stolen daily from museums. Cops are trying very hard to stop this but there numbers are spread very low. Because of this,
This question caught my attention because I have commonly heard the quote, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world”. I questioned the reality of the quote. Life has many obstacles and people give up on their dreams to settle for more conventional and attainable realities. However, when I was searching for artifacts and reflected upon them the thought changed.
So many people see history as something dry and lifeless but in reality it is a study that is full of life. There is no better way to see this than through the lens of archaeological artifacts. The people of the past are intrinsically a part of these objects. They were shaped by human hands; some were used in everyday life while others only meant to be appreciated as art. In any case, they show the vitality of history which can sometimes be obscured by the centuries. I want to work with a collection that deals with archaeological artifacts, and ideally I would like to work with objects of Greek or Roman origins. One day I would like the opportunity to create an exhibit where the viewer can see how the objects relate to a whole as well as their own individual characteristics. I want others to have the same sort of experience I had while walking through the Byzantine and Christian Museum; I want them to have a moment of connection to the past and see how alive history can be. I am especially interested in the courses that the Museology program offers which teach the proper methods to curate archaeological collections. The experience of working with the objects in the Burke Museum will benefit my goal of curating a
Pre-Hispanic Aztecs had an extremely economic based society, with a complex system of trade. Some people even argue that the Aztecs becoming centralized into city states was just as much do to with economics as politics, perhaps even more so (Nichols). The central base for Aztec trade was in the
My first artifact is the American Flag. The American flag is red,white,and blue. On the blue part there are 50 stars on it, each one represents a state. There are red and white stripes beside the blue part. This is important to me because I love my country and I would do anything to protect it. Another reason I chose it is the flag gave me my freedom and if it were not for that flag we would have monarchy instead on democracy.
“The Chetro Kelt colonnade could, 1040-1120. “They are undoubtedly of West Mexican origin (Vargas 1995) and can be dated according to chronology there (Hosler 1994)” (Nelson 2006:249). The copper bells found in Chaco Canyon have a significant different of the interaction directness; this might suggests that these came from many sources. The raw materials for copper bells may have existed at the American Southwest area; however, there is no evidence that native people obtained the metals and made it into objects (Nelson 2006). One thing for sure is the Toltecs are not the source of the copper bells because the copper objects were not manufactured in West Mexico until the Late Post classic, long after the fall of the Toltecs. In fact, “Because copper bells are more common in the Hohokam and Mimbres regions than in Chaco Canyon (Vargas 1995, 2001), Chacoans likely obtained the West Mexican bells through some form of indirect interaction, with people in the southern Southwest serving as intermediaries” (Nelson 2006:360). Sometimes copper bells are considered as the evidence of mercantile exchange; however, they are too infrequent in Chaco Canyon to be considered as a commodity. Similarly with the shell bracelets, they “are not usually considered Mesoamerican artifacts because they abound in the Hohokam region and evidence of their production is found within the region also” (Nelson 2006). Moreover, the Hohokam bracelets have the designs and styles very similar to the Mesoamerican motifs and seems to occur in contexts that contain other Mesoamerican objects. As result, the Chacoans might have obtained the shell bracelets through manufactured and intermediaries from the Hohokam region. One more evidence is the abundance amount of decorated bracelets is in ca. 900-1150, which is the same time with the Hohokam products appeared elsewhere most
My first artifact is the House of Chan’s menu. I chose this because I love food and the idea of early types of food in the 1800 till now fascinates me mostly its price. The menu was made when the restaurant was built in 1957. The building was founded by Irv Howard and is located at Bathurst Street and Eglinton Avenue West, which sadly closed, but they built a new one on 514 Eglinton Ave and Penny Lyons later on. The menu show the prices of the food in which they were selling. The prices are so amazing that with just 10$ I can eat my breakfast lunch and dinner and still have some cash left. When the first House of Chan was built it was around the time of the Vietnam War when America was fighting Vietnam to stop communist from spreading. What shock me the most was that even when China were communist people still accept their food and there culture. In one of website that I read Mr. Howard knew how to run a room but with the amount of hate against the war I can’t imagine how he could have run the place. Also during the time rock roll was a popular thing and Elvis Presley the king of rock
A total of 38.75 sq. m of surface was opened during the dig, resulting the discovery of more than 8,400 sherds. The sherds represented 723 vessel equivalents. Exquisite pieces including- but not limited to- pots, bowls, jars, pans, dishes and containers were found. The results from the dig gave researchers the ability to clarify the techniques used to make pottery in 19th century Ontario. These pieces were analyzed and transported to the Bruce County Museum. In the 80s, the vessels were moved again to join the collection at the Huron County Museum in Goderich.
Today is the third day since the discovery of the "Monterey Shipwreck". Many artifacts have been discovered. They are still unsure how two ships could have sunken almost at the same spot. Not only that, but both of the ships were carrying similar items. Some of the artifacts that have been discovered are musket parts, ceramic cups, dishes, colthing, and even a toothbrush. Finding all these artifacts makes me wonder ...what actually happened to cause the ship to