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History of the Cold War 1945-1991
Cold War History records a conflict, primarily between the United States and their allies in Western Europe and the Soviet Union and it's allies. The Cold War commenced after World War II and lasted for nearly fifty years. Instead of guns, the weapons used in this “war,” were technology and espionage; however, the threat of Nuclear War from these two super powers impacted life on a global scale, much more than the passive aggression conducted by intelligence services.
30 Reasons Why You Should Become An Archaeologist
Sometimes it’s not about the school, money, or where you’ll move your family after you graduate. It takes a special individual to do what archaeologists do, and there are some perks and not so nice aspects of the field, but you have to be willing to sacrifice.
Brother-Sister and Father-Daughter Marriage in Ancient Egypt
Anthropologists recognize that marrying one’s sister, brother, father, or mother was quite common in Ancient Egypt. Marriage of kin functioned "to preserve the purity of the royal blood line," to keep privilege and rank rigidly within the group .
Monday Ground Up: The Mystery of the Pyramids Revealed in Coral Castle
Edward charged visitors 10 cents to tour the property, and while he guided them along their journey, allowed them to ask him questions about his Coral Castle. On many occasions, he would tell tourists that his castle was easy to build, if you know how to do it. His answers were vague and his demeanor bizarre, believing that he held the secrets to the pyramids and he would bring them to his deathbed.
Best Graduate Schools, Universities, and Colleges for Archaeology and Anthropology
I have compiled several lists in order to help you determine the best archaeology colleges and universities with the best programs for archaeology, as well as the top undergraduate colleges, universities and school programs for anthropology and archaeology.
The Best Schools For Nautical, Maritime, and Underwater Archaeology in the US
Typically nautical, maritime, and underwater archaeologists study artifacts in ocean or sea environments. However, specialization usually doesn't occur until graduate school after the student has received a BS in Anthropology.
Fossils 101: Caesar’s Creek Ordovician Fossil Hunting
When I was a child growing up in Ohio, my class would take yearly fieldtrips to the Caesar’s Creek Spill off to go fossil hunting. As a child, it was hard to stay focused on the task at hand. We would never read the signs stating we had to leave behind the fossils bigger than our palms, and now that I’m older, I can appreciate why the signs were posted.
Fourth of July Prophecy: 10 Reasons I Never Celebrate
Please be aware this prophecy of Fourth of July has nothing to do with a number of individuals but rather one in particular. This person experiences luck on Friday the 13th, but is subject to injury and heartache on Fourth of July. They may even see their life come to an end on the 4th of July.
No one seems to know why this person is afflicted with such terrible luck on the day America gained its independence. However, she—by now you know it’s me—never goes near any pyrotechnics, sharp objects, or finds herself in awkward or uncomfortable situations on the 4th.
Monday Ground Up: Early Years of Flight Week
It’s one of the first hangers most visitors at the National Museum of the Air Force start with. You walk in and the feelings of nostalgia take hold, as you gaze upon the gravity defying aircraft that changed history. The delicate contours of the fabric frame the airplane like a painting and you wonder how perfection could ever be rivaled.
Read more: Early Years of Flight Week
Twitter Users Speak Out: Reasons Why You Became An Archaeologist
After my recent epic tale entitled 30 Reasons Why You Should Become An Archaeologist, I took to twitter to find out why archaeologists in the field really chose their profession. Was it glamour? Was it the money? We all know there’s not that much unless you suddenly become the face of a syndicated history show.
Note: Sorry for the late post, just had my wisdom teeth extracted and I’m trying to blog cohesively in an altered state.