Thursday, November 19, 2015

erdő lakói for the Public!

Greetings everyone! It’s Dr. Emily! As you may already know from my other blog posts, I am an archaeologist, and my partner is Dr. Delaney. We have discovered a new ancient civilization, and are creating a museum exhibit to inform others on this fascinating civilization. In this blog post, you will find information on our progress of creating the museum exhibit and what things we are including in the museum exhibit. It is all very, very fascinating!
    After we dug up our ancient civilization, we had to name it. Dr. Delaney and I decided to name our newly found civilization erdő lakói. Since nobody knows about this civilization yet, we decided to create a museum exhibit to inform people on erdő lakói. So far, we have created a website, displayed artifacts, discovered and translated their language, and written up other information of their aspects of culture.
    The website includes information such as the religion of erdő lakói, the holidays/celebrations of the civilization, and other aspects of culture that erdő lakói had. We found many artifacts that Dr. Delaney and I are going to display! One of them is a clay tablet featuring the goddess, Winda, of erdő lakói. Plus, we are displaying one of the toys that the kids of this civilization entertained themselves with. erdő lakói’s language is very interesting. In some weird form, their letters look a tad bit like ours, but otherwise, their language is completely different! We are displaying this in our museum exhibit. Besides all of this, we have written documents of aspects of culture, such as food/drink, that we will also display in our museum exhibit.
As you can see, Dr. Delaney and I’s museum exhibit is coming along smoothly, and it will look amazing when it is finished! The display will be very informational, and it will teach the public all about erdő lakói. I can’t wait for it all to be set up!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

To Discover an Ancient Civilization

Hey Dr. Emily here! As you may already know, I am an archaeologist and have recently been digging in the field for artifacts that previously belonged to an ancient civilization. I have discovered many things on this ancient civilization, and I am now able to draw conclusions about them.

First of all, I can conclude that the ancient civilization was very engaged and dedicated to art. What told me this was the clay pot and how it was neatly decorated and included many treasures on it. The patterns and preciseness of the pot showed me that the ancient civilization was very engaged in their art and really wanted to do their best on it. The gold and silver beads on the pot also stated that the ancient civilization was very dedicated to their art. Since gold and silver as well as other metals are valuable, the ancient civilization putting the gold and silver beads on their pot shows that they are very dedicated to art.

Another conclusion I can make is that the ancient civilization farmed. What told me this were the beans, rice, and squash seeds that Dr. Delaney and I found at the dig site. The beans and rice are the product of plants, and can only be grown with farming. The squash seeds show me that the ancient civilization farmed squash. All of these facts clearly state that the ancient civilization farmed.

Every day, Dr. Delaney and I are finding out more about this ancient civilization, and once we have all the information we need, we will create an overall conclusion and put together a presentation on this ancient civilization. So far, we have found out lots about this civilization, and our work is moving  along smoothly.

Archaeology meets Culture

Hey, it’s Dr. Emily again! I am an archaeologist, which you probably learned from my last post, and I have discovered more about the ancient civilization I am studying. During my dig last time, I discovered many different artifacts that tie into aspects of culture of old civilizations. Aspects of culture include things like food/drink, buildings, toys, pastimes, and government.

The first thing that Dr. Delaney and I dug up was a broken pot. The pot was neatly decorated with a cloth, some sort of string, gold, silver, paint, clay, and many other things. This ties in with the aspect of culture art, because the pot was created to be art for the ancient civilization. Also, the pot could fit in with the aspect of culture food/drink, because it’s purpose could have been to hold food. Other things that we dug up were pine needles, miniature pine cones, and bark from a pine tree. Since these artifacts are all related to pine trees, they show that the ancient civilization used to live near pine trees or a forest. This all ties into the aspect of culture location due to the fact that the pine needles, miniature pine cones, and bark all show that the ancient civilization lived near pine trees.

During the dig, Dr. Delaney and I also discovered sand mixed with dirt as well as sea shells. These artifacts show that the ancient civilization could have lived near a lake or an ocean. This all fits into the aspect of culture location because the sand and sea shells give a hint of where the ancient civilization was located. Another couple of artifacts we found were beans, rice, and squash seeds. This shows that they grew crops with the seeds and rice and that they ate squash, rice, and beans as food. This all ties into the aspect of culture food/drink due to the fact that these foods were located near where the ancient civilization lived which shows they used them as food. The final artifact that we found were feathers. These feathers show that the ancient civilization could have eaten birds, or they used them as animals for pets or work. These theories show that this could have tied in with the aspects of culture food/drink or animals (pets or work).

Digging and observing these artifacts really helps to find out more about the ancient civilization, and I can’t wait to conclude information on this ancient civilization!