Presentation on theme: "This is the Rosetta Stone. It dates back to 196 B.C. You might just think it looks like a big rock with a bunch of random carvings in it. A closer look."— Presentation transcript:
This is the Rosetta Stone. It dates back to 196 B.C. You might just think it looks like a big rock with a bunch of random carvings in it. A closer look reveals that this stone is written in 3 different languages. All this stone did when discovered was unlock the mystery as to how to read and interpret ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs…..which unlocked the history to an entire civilization. These may just look like paintings of animals. In reality this paintings are just a few of a vast series of cave paintings found in a cave in Southern France. The paintings date back to around 15,000 B.C., and are the earliest known “written history” ever discovered.
Think this is just another nature picture? Think again. This is Olduvai Gorge, located in Eastern Africa. The only think special about this place is that it is the location where this was found. These skeletal remains come from the earliest known human ancestor. The bones date back 1.9 million years. This skeleton, named Lucy, was the most complete skeleton found at this site. The site also contains numerous early human tools and other forms of hunting evidence. It was perhaps the first “human city”.
How do we know all that we know about history? ARCHAEOLOGY: The study of human activity in the past. Archaeologists like Dr. Jones look for the following things like: Artifacts such as tools used for hunting. Architecture Burial Sites With the use of advanced scientific methods, such as carbon dating, we have been able to learn much about our past. Every year, new discoveries are made, and history books are rewritten. http://safeshare.tv/w/StcCSManjq