Archaeogeodesy is the study and investigation of significant long-distance alignments (usually >100 km) involving two or more ancient sites. Other sites may be included that are not ancient. The term was coined in 1992 by the researchers who established the Archaeogeodetic Association. ...more on Wikipedia about "Archaeogeodesy"
The Archaeogeodetic Association is a world organisation established in 1992 to further the development of methodology concerning the possible identification of significant long-distance alignments (usually >100 km) of ancient and other sites, and to produce, where appropriate, relevant researchable hypotheses. ...more on Wikipedia about "Archaeogeodetic Association"
Archaeology or archeology (from the Greek words αρχαίος = ancient and λόγος = word/speech/discourse) is the study of human cultures through the recovery, documentation and analysis of material remains and environmental data, including architecture, artifacts, biofacts, human remains, and landscapes. ...more on Wikipedia about "Archaeology"
The history of archaeology has been one of increasing professionalisation, and the use of an increasing range of technqiues, to obtain as much data on the site being examined as possible. ...more on Wikipedia about "History of archaeology"
A megalith is a large stone which has been used to construct a structure or monument either alone or with other stones. Megalithic means made of such stones, but uses a interlocking system without the use of mortar or cement. The word megalith comes from the Ancient Greek megas meaning large, and lithos meaning stone. ...more on Wikipedia about "Megalith"
Mrs. Ples (born circa 2.6 to 2.8 million years ago) is the popular nickname for the most complete skull of an Australopithecus africanus ever found in the world. Many fossils of this species, which are considered to be the distant relatives of all humankind, have been found in the Sterkfontein area, in what has been designated the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, which is situated approximately 70 kilometres southwest of Pretoria. Mrs. Ples was discovered by Dr. Robert Broom and John Robinson in April 1947. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mrs. Ples"
The naiskos is a small temple in Classical order with columns or pillars and pediment. It was applied as a arteficial motive too. The motive of the naiskos is not rare in the ancient art. It is to find in the architecture, for instant like in Aigeira, particular in the funeral architecture of the ancient attic Cemeteries as grave reliefs or shrines with statues like the example of Kerameikos in Athens and in the redfigured Pottery of Ancient Greece at the Loutrophoros and the Lekythos. Although such naiskoi often draw portraits of men who died. The columns are not created. Furthermore exists figurines of Naiskoi or other types of temples created in terracotta like for instant at Louvre Museum in Paris. The Naiskos everywhere has a religious background especielly in the ancient cult of the dead of the Greeks. ...more on Wikipedia about "Naiskos"
Taung Child refers to the fossil of a skull specimen of Australopithecus africanus. It was discovered in 1924 by quarryman working for the Northern Lime Company in Taung, South Africa. Raymond Dart, an anatomist at the University of Witwatersrand, received the artifact, recognized its importance and published his discovery in the journal Nature in 1925, describing it as a new species. Unfortunately, the British establishment was at the time enamored with the hoax Piltdown man, which had a large brain and ape-like teeth -- the exact opposite of the Taung Child -- and Raymond Dart's finding was not appreciated for decades. ...more on Wikipedia about "Taung Child"
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