What did you learn about the Hohokam? Provide several specific things you learned.
The Hohokam engineered large and sophisticated canal systems.
Hohokam irrigation engineers designed the first large canals
an ancient Native American culture centered on
1. What is raised field agriculture?
Raised fields are large planting surfaces of earth elevated above the seasonally flooded
savannas and wetlands. These are large artificial platforms of soil which are created to
protect crops from flooding.
2. How well
What are the goals of archaeology?
Helps understand ancient and recent past
Examines and helps understand the where, when, why and how
Helps us understand big topics and times when written language was nonexistent.
What are artifacts?
In your opinion, should Kennewick Man be studied? Why do you think this? Contrast both sides
of the argument: the anthropologist interested in the scientific value and the Native American
perspective where the argument for repatriation is felt from the he
1. Identify one or two key characteristics about each of the following:
a. Pueblo Alto:
Ancient stairs, such as the Jackson Staircase, lead from the large pueblos on
the canyon floor to the top of the mesa.
Excavations suggested periodic episodes of occu
1) What are the primary hypotheses regarding how people got into North and South
It is generally agreed that the first people in the Americas arrived via the Bering land bridge that
connected North America to Asia during the last Ice Age.
1) List and describe three characteristics of tribes
Pan tribal associations often are in the form of councils, groups of elder men or women who are
members of the same age set, warrior societies, religious cults, or secret societies.
January 23, 2016
1. Culture refers to human life and how we live it, consisting of its growth/adaptation as
well as human achievements, behavior, and society.
2. Culture changes as the times and eras change an
January 21, 2016
1. Generally speaking, anthropology is the overall study of humans. The four subfields of
anthropology are cultural, biological, linguistic, and archeology. Cultural studies human
Reading Assignment 3
1. What is raised field agriculture?
Raised fields are large artificial platforms of soil created to
protect crops from flooding. They are generally found in
areas of permanent high water table or seasonal flooding.
In the pro
1. What is the Burial Theme in Moche art?
Burial themes has recently been identified on the basis of an
extremely complex and detailed scene, painted on the chamber
of six different ceramic bottles.
2. What are the four "activities" depicted in the artwor
1. Who were the first inhabitants of Easter Island and how
did they get there?
The Austronesian Polynesians, who first settled the island,
are likely to have arrived from the Marquesas Islands from
the west.Who traveled thousands of miles in their canoes,
1. What are the significant buildings and why are they important?
The basilica- it is important because it was built on the base of
the largest of four main pyramids Ek Balam- it was covered over
with a fill of rubble and limestone, and were protected fro
1. Read about Chaco Canyon and the reasons Chaco
Canyon was built
administration for the prehistoric Four Corner area.
2. Take a look at the different sites and identify one
or two key characteristics about
Reading Assignment 1
1) What is anthropology?
Anthropology is the study of human, past and present.
biological science, humanities, and physical sciences to
understands about human history.
Ethnoarchaeology Assignment 1
Based entirely off what you see in the photos, tell
me, to the best of your ability, the following facts
about that person/people
a. sex : male and female
b. age: 40 and 38
c. race: white
d. religion: catholic
What is a Shaman?
Base from the readings, world views has larger impact within religion and shamanism. A
world view-provides a people with a structure of reality; it specifies, allocates, and organizes
genuine existence towards the elemental evidences suc
The Popol Vuh, meaning Book of the Community, narrates the Maya creation account, the
tales of the Hero Twins, and the Kiche genealogies and land rights. In this story, the Creators,
Heart of Sky and six other deities including the Feathered Serpent, want
What is Archeology?
Digging the past for the future, isnt that a rigorous work? Definitely, but then its worth
looking for. We may just throw things that came out of nowhere but this could mean a lot for an
archeologist who usually excavates to retrieve i