13/01/20: Blog 1

BLOG 1

Read the article and the answer the questions related to the topic:

1-  Do you think is challenging about trying to understand the past through archaeology? Why?

2- Would you enjoy assisting on an archaeological dig? Why, or why not?

3- Imagine if, 500 years from now, a team of archaeologists discovered your home. What might they deduce about you, your behavior, and your way of life?

http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/everyone/2058/value_of_archaeology/285324

Puntuación: 0 / Votos: 0

Comentarios

  1. Cristina Andrade escribió:

    For me it is challenging to try to understand the past through archeology. Just last week I was in Ayacucho with my daughter visiting Intihuatana, Vilcashuaman and Wari where I could learn more about the past, how they lived the Huancas, Wari and Chancas cultures before even that the Incas took power in their lands forming the Tahuantinsuyo.
    That is why I would like to do an archeological excavation someday. I have visited La Huaca Pucllana and every time I have gone they have found new remains and each one has a history behind. I find it interesting.
    Likewise, i believe that if within 500 years a team of archaeologists discovered my home, they would say they were a very happy person, who loved music and technology because they will find many musical instruments and computers, ipads, modern equipment. On my way of life they would say that my entire house was dedicated to my daughter because almost all the spaces are for her.

  2. Rosvita Ascue Meléndez escribió:

    It is indeed a challenge to discover and explain the organization of societies that no longer exist, it is impressive how this science can determine details of ancestral stories centuries old that have not been discovered until our times. More and more mysteries appear and in fact it becomes more challenging.

    Regarding the second question, I think that, as challenging, I consider it to be dangerous, regarding my participation in the excavations, I would like to participate in these for better understanding the history of our cultures and those of the entire world, it sounds interesting; but I would not like to participate in the excavations of fossil remains, I am afraid of this.

    As for the discovery of my home, rchaeologists would discover a home of my mother’s domestic relics, a small artisanal furnace that was the fundamental weapon of work, which allowed my mother to take professionals out of her nine beautiful babies, they would also find a pair of fancy dress that represents my culture and many family photographs unforgettable memories that will remain for the eternities.

  3. Gladys Ofelia Cruz Villar escribió:

    Let’s See.
    1- Do you think is challenging about trying to understand the past through archaeology? Why?
    Yes I do. Because, Peru is an archeologistic place, full of mistery, culture, maybe misticisim. I each xulture expression through archaeology, you can see a history, could be a war history, or familiy history, or agriculture history, I think this kind of experience something almost spiritual and emocional where you can the opportunity to conect you with yourself trought people that drawed to you “the path”.

    Yes I would. I’d enjoy assisting on an archaeological dig, because, could be the first person to find a “missing link”, or a important piece, maybe some fossil or clay’s ceramic, It’s sound good, but only in a touristic way.

    3- Imagine if, 500 years from now, a team of archaeologists discovered your home. What might they deduce about you, your behavior, and your way of life?

    3- Imagine if, 500 years from now, a team of archaeologists discovered your home. What might they deduce about you, your behavior, and your way of life?
    Oh, my Gosh, they will deduce, in this home people liked cook, because my husband is a chef, and have many condiments and cookware, and probably the will think somebody loved electronic, and computacional items, (It’s me! xD), and somebody read about physics and math, and solved many problems (It’s me again!) – Oh children-, they will said, -there was two children a girl who loved dresses and shoes, and a child liked robots and blocks and bouth loved read many intersting storys in their bedrooms. Intersting exercise 🙂

  4. LUIS SANTOS COAQUIRA PAREDES escribió:

    1- Do you think is challenging about trying to understand the past through archaeology? Why?

    Yes, because we can understand the past by directly seeing the remains left by our ancestors.

    2- Would you enjoy assisting on an archaeological dig? Why, or why not?

    No, because I have no studies in archeology and I have no experience in this type of work.

    3- Imagine if, 500 years from now, a team of archaeologists discovered your home. What might they deduce about you, your behavior, and your way of life?
    They could discover how my house was, the objects that I use in my daily life, especially the metallic, ceramic, porcelain and other objects that resist the passing of the years.

  5. María del Carmen Escala Araníbar escribió:

    1. Yes, I think that understanding the past is a challenge because to understand it you must look with the mentality of that time. Past professionals are trained to understand each culture. A person without that preparation cannot understand.
    2. Yes, I would like to be part of an archaeological mission, finding traces of the past and bringing them to light should be an unimaginable emotion. Personally, I prefer to work in archives and libraries, I think the emotions are the same.
    3. If the archeological mission is ready, they will know how to locate me at the beginning of the technological century. You will find in my house my computer, my books and my telephone and you will deduce that I´m a daughter of the 21st century.

  6. Hortensia Mamani escribió:

    Read the article and answer the questions related to the topic:

    1. Do you think it is challenging to try to understand the past through archeology? Why?

    I think it is very challenging and important to know the past through this science, since ancient societies “speak to us” through their remains, vestiges. relics, etc. I remember when I visited the huaca of the sun and the moon in Trujillo, it was fascinating to hear the guide’s story while we made the tour through the ruins, and I built and imagined a story of what was lived in the past.

    2- Would you like to help in an archeological excavation? Why or why not?
    I would better appreciate waiting for results from experts, since they know proper techniques and procedures

    3 – Imagine if, within 500 years, a team of archaeologists discovered your home. What could they deduce from you, your behavior and your way of life?
    Well, they would find a lot of bibliographic material, about most mathematics. A basic home with basic amenities such as electrical appliances. Also my plants.

    Best regards

  7. Juan Orlando Salazar escribió:

    Good morning everyone, regarding the questions I can say the following:
    1.- Do you think is challenging about trying to understand the past through archaeology? Why?
    It seems to me that it is a great challenge, since we have many places, customs, beliefs, etc. They are unknown and still an enigma. It is the responsibility of deducing facts as close to the reality in which they happened based on remains that would be their evidence, without anyone being able to tell or corroborate what was lived in past times. I compare it as putting together puzzles where only certain evidences are known and little by little you have to build a whole scene. Despite the existence of technology, which has helped a lot in certain cases, we still don’t know many things about our ancestors that our society would contribute.

    2.- Would you enjoy assisting on an archaeological dig? Why, or why not?
    If I would like to, feel the emotion of being able to discover things that will be known for the first time, imagine the meaning of what was found, etc. Of course, it also generates a bit of fear because I don’t have a background in archeology and many remains had enigmatic spiritual purposes that we don’t know they can generate.

    3- Imagine if, 500 years from now, a team of archaeologists discovered your home. What might they deduce about you, your behavior, and your way of life?
    What they could deduce is that I had an orientation for technology that is part of my profession, curious to be creating computer things, a family that liked playful games, although much information could be lost by being digital, cellular, Tablet, laptops, hard drives, which may deteriorate and fail to function properly in 500 years.

  8. Rannoverng escribió:

    1. If, it is challenging archeology to understand the past (http://www.phmc.state.pa.us/portal/communities/archaeology/resources/value-archaeology.html), and evidence what it says in the bible; in archeology, time or antiquity must be considered very carefully, because there are remains of materials that say they are millions of years old, which is not true when a systematic analysis and verification is carried out in detail and integral, that personally, I accept the time he says in the Bible, since the creation of man by God, in the book of genesis, and approximately the earth is 6 thousand years since its creation (https://answersingenesis.org/es/edad-de-la -land / millions-of-a% C3% B1os /) (https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rsfs.2017.0051).
    2. Yes, I would like to participate in an archeological excavation, because since I was little I had the concern to enter caves and explore what there is, for example, I live in the high jungle and my house is next to a hill, and there were caves nearby, and I liked to go to those caves, I think they were some animals that were there before.
    3. I think they would discover that all things had their place, thanks to my wife, all things are neat, clean and in place; they would also find a very large library, with many books and various subjects for study, and in my son’s room, many toys that we spent time with him playing and remembering my childhood; oh and something very important is that they would find a hall is study, where God is studied and known every day, that is, a temple of worship to Jesus Christ the Savior of the world. (Saint John 4:42 R.V. 1960)

  9. Tomacini Sinche López escribió:

    1. Of course it is challenging because the scientific method that archeology employs faces many religious beliefs and many customs rooted in society. These beliefs and customs create a common history that many people adopt as a unique truth. Archeology constantly faces this unique truth, but with the clear objective of rewriting history and better understanding the past.

    2. In my case, as a journalist, I have attended a couple of excavations in progress and the experience is always unforgettable. About fifteen or sixteen years ago, I traveled to Trujillo to visit the Huaca de la Luna and witness the work being done by archaeologist Ricardo Morales and his team. Seeing the effort they made, I felt a healthy envy by being just someone who witnessed the excavation and not someone who dug up the past to turn it into history. So of course I would love to help with an excavation.

    3. I don’t think that happens because humanity is going to disappear in less than two hundred years, but if it happens I think they would deduce that he was a person who read a lot, because I have about four thousand books approximately. They would also realize that I am single without children, because they would only find the belongings of a man. Finally, they would know that I like to play tennis, because they would find my rackets and balls that I use every weekend on the Campo de Marte.

  10. Betty escribió:

    Archeology is challenging, because in every element that is found there will be many reasons, to find out and question any past aspect, we can have different interpretations and we will not know the correct answer of a past that no longer exists. The human being has an inexhaustible curiosity for everything and especially for our origins.

    Yes, I would like to witness an excavation, although I don’t know anything about this topic, but I would do it mostly to know a little about the procedures they use, what clues and criteria they follow, it would be a great experience.

    In my house they would find very few and very simple things, and that would say a lot about how it was, it is how a family saw the life, their culture, they would probably study how we would be physically, possible diseases, accidents, objects and tools of what material they were and so that it could serve, food remains, housing, clothing and so everything is a trail to follow.
    The objects are the reflection of a human being, before I had not paid much attention to this.

  11. Vanessa Portocarrero escribió:

    1. Definitely, I believe that archaeology is a complicated discipline. I’m not aware of all the characteristics related to this type of work, so I did some research to understand a bit. According to some specialized articles, archaeology is based on the scientific method where archaeologists have to develop a hypothesis and use scientific sampling techniques to select the site to dig. Therefore, they have to observe, record, categorize and interpret what they find. Also, some research can take years. Some projects require the use of tools such as brushes, hand shovels, and even toothbrushes to scrape away the earth. Additionally, there are other subdisciplines that contribute to archaeology such as Ethnoarchaeology that studies how people used tools in the past or Environmental archaeology that studies how environmental conditions influenced people in the past.

    2. If I had the opportunity to participate in an archaeological dig, I would probably accept because definitely, it will be a unique experience. Being surrounded by the most competent people searching for evidence that can help us to understand the history of antique cultures is something invaluable.

    3. If a team of archeologists discovered my home, they would probably find a well-equipped library with lots of books related to science fiction stories and horror tales. Also, they would find my laptop and many other personal things that I use to work and a lot of training shoes for running. I love running 🙂

  12. HUAMAN BARRUETA, BEATRIZ EMILIANA escribió:

    1- Do you think is challenging about trying to understand the past through archaeology? Why?
    I think it is challenging to trying to understand the past through archaeology, because it is the science that studies, describes and interprets ancient civilizations through legacies, evidence that is still preserved in this world in monuments, utensils, works of art, documents that have been preserved, preserved. without archeology human history would be unknown.
    The Copper and Bronze ages and the early agricultural communities in Europe, East Asia and India would be unknown. We would lose everything we know about the beginnings of plant gathering, the changes in plants leading to domestication, and the start of irrigation and large scale farming. The early development of the Old World would be limited to a few mentions of names in books like the Bible.

    2- Would you enjoy assisting on an archaeological dig? Why, or why not?
    If I would like to help in an archeological excavation, because when studying each archeological site, it provides information, enough data to ask: about who, what, when, how, where and why. Recall that archaeological sites have been part of a socio-economic system in their times and each site represents a sub system, or a sub part of what is investigated. In addition, by supporting an investigation, hypotheses are tested, refuted or confirmed; Models are created and tested to explain the data.

    3- Imagine if, 500 years from now, a team of archaeologists discovered your home. What might they deduce about you, your behavior, and your way of life?
    From my person you can say that I am orderly, organized, would find things in the right place, I do not believe that neatness can be evidenced; I could also highlight the plants and flowers of the garden that I like to take care of, the quiet and home life that I have, the consumption of coffee, food prepared at home, the consumption of fruits and vegetables, the use of dishes of various designs, the use of wide spaces of the house: living room, dining room, kitchen, rooms, among others. In addition, the habit of reading and listening to rock and classical music. I think they would highlight a very well planned, clean, tidy, believing, educated and cultured home, and with very healthy lifestyles.

  13. María del Carmen Escala Araníbar escribió:

    Hi Juan Orlando. I agree with you to reconstruct the history is like putting together a puzzle, some clues lead us to others and then others until it approaches the fact of the past. Conducting an investigation is a laborious task, the search for sources, the crossing of information, the credibility of the information found, the selection of materials, the unpublished sources; finally write objectively.

  14. Reynaldo Ramos escribió:

    Previously I wish to note that I could not read the article because the web link indicated does not allow access to the document, however, I will develop the answers to the questions:
    1- Not only does it seem to me that it is a challenge to understand the past, I think it is an impossible task to perform. Because while we must recognize that archeology is a very important science, and I feel that it is also exciting, it seems to me that the task of understanding the past for science in general, and archeology in particular, is an extremely broad mission and that It runs out in time. I affirm this for two main reasons, among others, that there must be, first, because they are billions of years of the existence of our planet and since the existence of man on earth, millions of years ago, many things have changed and disappeared. , and second because our planet is very extensive and the surface of the earth has been covered and covered many times, which suggests that there are cities buried or submerged in the sea that are not yet discovered and obviously human beings that inhabited them. What archeology has discovered so far, although it is surprising and wonderful, does not allow us to understand the past in its real dimension, for example, without going too far, so far we cannot understand how it was that the Incas built Machu Pichu and why they did it For these reasons it seems to me that understanding our ancestors is a very difficult task, although if I understand that it is very necessary because the little or much we can know about our common past will help us in the future to know who we are and what we did, and such instead foresee past mistakes so that new generations have a legacy of the past.
    2- Although it seems to me a fascinating activity I think that helping in an archaeological excavation would not be a good option for me, although I would like to film or make a report of the findings made by historians and archaeologists; I think not because to participate in the excavations of archaeologists requires a lot of patience to find valuable things, a lot of demand and professionalism that anyone who is not trained and prepared to do, for example I think that an archaeologist must have enough insistence to search and search, to camp in remote, inhospitable places, and when digging, take maximum care to direct the work and not harm the archeological sites, objects, samples, valuable bones for humanity.
    3 – I do not know if in 500 years there is something we see today, but imagining that it was, I think that particularly my home would not give many clues of a different life to other people. I believe that today most of the people live in big cities, which are occupied by many people, and that most of us have very common activities and do almost the same things. We all have electrical devices, vehicles, a series of common objects. I think that the difference with the inhabitants of the cities would be marked by people living in the countryside or in the jungle. Although if they find my home they would see that I lived in an apartment and that I was engaged in activities related to reading, for the remains of books that maybe they can see and that I liked sports because of the sports objects I have.

  15. GARCIA ARAMAYO, JUAN CARLOS escribió:

    1- Do you think is challenging about trying to understand the past through archaeology? Why?
    Studying archeology is a big challenge, because is like to play a big puzzle first discover the pieces hidden under the soil for a lot of time and then put its in order for understand the past, is a challenging activity because at the end you put its in value the cultural aspects of our past.
    2- Would you enjoy assisting on an archaeological dig? Why, or why not?
    Yes! because I like archeology since I was a boy, I remember when I saw a book about Egypt I stayed attonished for their images about the pyramids and scultures was a fantastic experience for me. I like archeology, I like travel, I like history, and finally I love the arts.
    3- Imagine if, 500 years from now, a team of archaeologists discovered your home. What might they deduce about you, your behavior, and your way of life?
    I think they would be surprised at the large number of books I have at home and try to understand what their content means. But I really don’t know if books could survive 500 years.

Deja un comentario

Tu dirección de correo electrónico no será publicada. Los campos obligatorios están marcados con *