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Elana Galassi Dr. Janssen Unispanning Human History: The (Re)Discovery of Hofstra University Archaeology and anthropology are two disciplines that go hand in hand, allowing those of us in the present to quantify and explain cultures of the past. After studying the evidence from the ruins I perused, I have deduced that the remains are very likely from a facility that mirrored Plato’s Academy in both communal nature and educational purpose. Ten thousand years in the past, students attended community educational facilities, called universities. From archived bank records and invoices, we have learned that young adults were able to live and learn in one place. Such ruins have been uncovered up and down the eastern and western seaboards, with more being discovered every day. According to university brochures from the twenty-first century, it did not matter where you came from or what you looked like; at a university, you would find a community of like-minded scholars. Based on specific pieces of evidence, such as the apparent living quarters, different symbols and artifacts, and the location of the ruins, it is also very possible that these particular ruins were once Hofstra University. I arrived at the coordinates given to me by the Society for Hominid History; the only information supplied to me was that the ruins were at least eight thousand years old. After I parked my van, I observed the nearest structure, which was what remained of a very tall tower. It appeared remarkable that buildings of such height could be constructed, given that there were no taller structures in sight. Did those who lived here construct these monoliths similarly to the way the ancient Egyptians raised the great pyramids? Like the great pyramids, there were a few of the towers in my vicinity. However, the amount of usable space and minimalist architecture, as 1
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Elana Galassi Dr. Janssen Unispanning Human History: The (Re)Discovery of Hofstra University well as the lack of a house of worship close by, led me to rule out the use of these structures as either tombs or religious space. I approached the nearest one and walked up a few flights of stairs to the fourth floor of the building. I carefully opened the nearest door so as not to disturb anything inside. In the room I found a simple four-poster twin bed, a wooden desk, a bureau, and a wardrobe. On the desk, there were scattered papers showing mathematical calculations, and an essay I quickly skimmed, noting American history as the topic of the paper. A faded blue and gold flag that said “Go Pride” hung on the wall. I took a photo of the room for our archives, then looked down the hallway, where I saw both men’s and women’s lavatories. From these findings, and considering information from the stacks of brochures we had on file, it was deducible that this could have been a dormitory-style living space. Who lived in here, though? I exited the building and made my way to a smaller structure that lay slightly southeast.
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