Hypothesis Essay-Moundbuilders

Hypothesis Essay-Moundbuilders - Sheth 1 Roshni Sheth LCH...

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Sheth 1 Roshni Sheth LCH 106-Lost! FLC Dr. David Basilico September 22, 2009 As European explorers began colonizing North America, they discovered intriguing mounds and proceeded to hypothesize who could have built them. As Native Americans were the people already living in North America at the time, the Europeans should have logically considered the Native Americans to be the Moundbuilders. In the 18 th and 19 th Centuries, Americans continued to study and search for the Moundbuilders. Following the Europeans’ way of thinking regarding the mounds, they created five basic hypotheses to explain why the Native Americans could not have been the Moundbuilders. While a hypothesis is simply defined as an explanation of data, it must follow Occam’s razor in order to be a good hypothesis. Occam’s razor states that an explanation should be very simplistic and make the fewest number of assumptions that is possibly can. The five hypotheses generated to explain why Native Americans could not have built the mounds do not hold up
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This note was uploaded on 06/28/2011 for the course LCH 106 taught by Professor Dr.davidbasilico during the Fall '10 term at University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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