Asian Archeology Compare And Contrast Historic Evidence

1120 words - 4 pages

FINISHING THE PUZZLE: A LOOK INTO THE WORLD OF ASIAN ARCHEOLOGYKnowing our history is important to every one of us as it takes us beyond the natural realm of how and where we live, and allows us to view our world in a different light. Archaeologists are trained professionals who devote enormous amounts of time to figuring out the unanswered questions of our reality in relation to our past. They do this through studying archaeological sites and their contents, and applying this information to form enlightening theories and appropriate justifications. This essay will outline two Asian archaeological sites and identify what major influence they have had on our understanding of Asian Prehistory and what questions have been raised as a result of work on these sights. In addition, it will primarily focus on the physical archaeological evidence that has been obtained for each site and how this evidence has contributed to interpretations of each site and what gaps have been presented in this evidence.Ban Chiang is an archaeological site discovered in 1966 and is situated in Udon Thani Province, Thailiand, dated from third century BC to third century AD. This site became extremely popular and attracted massive publicity due its red painted pottery. When excavating Ban Chiang, archaeologists had discovered quite a variety of artifacts and materials in their field study. The objects included human skeletons, animal bone, metal, charcoal, soil and more importantly pottery. However, in relation to the gaps regarding the physical evidence sorted in Ban Chiang, "some of these materials have been thoroughly analysed, such as the crucibles, others, such as the rollers, contain mysteries still unsolved" (The Ban Chiang Project, 2007). It is perhaps evident then that there are still questions surrounding the inorganic evidence gathered in Ban Chiang. Archaeologists may need to spend quite a significant amount of time in identifying characteristics of these 'rollers'. It is possible that they could have been used in conjunction with the pottery making, or perhaps created as gifts for children considering that archaeologists found it extremely interesting that they were found in children's graves. It would be meaningful over quite a large period of time for researchers to examine these 'rollers', especially the indents and surface structure, and see if they can notice similar characteristics on excavated pottery or other objects.This will allow the researchers to obtain physical, visual evidence as to the purpose of these wonderful artifacts. In relation to how this and other evidence has contributed to interpretations about each site, it is suggested that Ban Chiang could have been the earliest bronze age culture in the world through the discovery of quite a number of artifacts including blades, rings, bracelets, anklets, spearheads and hooks. This discovery allowed archaeologists to make an informed justification on how old the site is. Consequently, these findings...

Find Another Essay On Asian Archeology - Compare and Contrast Historic Evidence

compare and contrast Essay

751 words - 3 pages Compare and contrast essayLevi Adams10-12-14Other people, who don't know a lot about track and field, might think the events seem the same. That's not the case; all of the events vary in different ways. In track and field there are two field events that use the sand pit. Those two events are long jump and triple jump. Long jump is when the athlete runs down the runway and tries to leap as far as possible from a take-off point. Triple jump is

Compare and Contrast Essay

845 words - 4 pages that O’Connor makes it short and straight to the point. An example of this is on page 421 where O’Connor talks about the grandma writing the mileage on the car at 55890. Another way the reader can compare and contrast the stories is by analyzing the point of view each story is told from. In “Araby” the story is told from a first person point of view which offers a very different perspective than the third person point of view in which “A Good Man

Compare And Contrast Essay

795 words - 3 pages Compare and Contrast Essay I was only eleven years old when I first walked into the Knox Middle School. I was an upcoming student amazed at every little thing that could be seen. The place that was so old and cold, demanded new organization, after fifty-three years of passing on knowledge. It was a dream of mine to go to a school that could uphold sectional

Compare and Contrast

1265 words - 5 pages Compare and Contrast (The Snyper & The Most Dangerous Game)      The story The Sniper takes place during the civil war in Dublin, where a single sniper waits on a roof top to eliminate any threat from the oposing forces. This story is very tense right from the begining as soon as he noticed the enemys watching him and a bullet comes close to hitting him. This story's opening is one that catches your attention and

Compare and contrast two approaches

1404 words - 6 pages contrast these two very different approaches. Not only will I compare the methods of research used but also will note any similarities or differences they may have and indeed the strengths and weaknesses of each approach. My chosen approaches to evaluate are Behaviourist V Psychoanalytic.In 1913 John Watson published ' Psychology as the behaviourist view it', in it he outlined his new ideas. These ideas were considered 'new' because Watson disagreed

Compare and Contrast: Belief Systems

1692 words - 7 pages Compare and Contrast: Belief Systems The question that literature brings to all readers is what motivates a character to strive to overcome an obstacle. For some, it is to fit in society; still others, it is an individual goal. Whatever it is, it is a silent partner in the person’s makeup that cannot be identified with simple logic. Some define it as an emotion; still others, devotion. That force that makes people get up every morning to perform

Compare and Contrast WWI & WWII

1107 words - 4 pages Compare and Contrast WWI & WWIIThere are a lot of similarities and differences between the two world wars. A main factor, however, is that the events in the first world war basically caused most of the events to happen in the second world war. The two wars are very closely tied together and have a big relationship with each other.First off, some of the differences from the first world war to the second. If we compare the costs of the two

Washinton Irving Compare and Contrast.

2748 words - 11 pages Comparison and Contrast of Washington Irving's "The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow" and "The Devil and Tom Walker". On character, setting, and conflicts. compare evils of two stories through the actions of the Devil and Horseman.Washington Irving's purpose for writing The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and The Devil and Tom Walker was not merely tell tales of communities and their problems with outsiders or the uncommon, but to enlighten his readers of a

Compare and Contrast of Quindlen and Lutz

967 words - 4 pages Compare and Contrast of Quindlen and Lutz Upon reading and examining two essays, “Life under the chief doublespeak officer” a narrative by William Lutz and “Homeless”, a descriptive by Anna Quindlen, I firmly believe that Quindlen provides the preferred essay due to the gravity of her subject, greater personal relevance, and that her material allows the reader to sympathize with the subject matter. William Lutz’s essay addresses the growing

Compare and Contrast Locke and Rousseau

774 words - 3 pages Compare and Contrast Locke and Rousseau The turmoil of the 1600's and the desire for more fair forms of government combined to set the stage for new ideas about sovereignty. Locke wrote many influential political pieces, such as The Second Treatise of Government, which included the proposal for a legislative branch of government that would be selected by the people. Rousseau supported a direct form of democracy in which the people

Compare and Contrast "Frankenstein" and "The Dead".

1122 words - 4 pages Compare and Contrast "Frankenstein" and "The Dead"Reading contemporary novels and stories has been one of my passions since childhood. Throughout the years, I have changed the genre considerably, yet never ventured into classical authors until this semester. Unlike the contemporary books I've read, these classical works demand much more reader participation and involvement. Two examples of such demands of their readers can be found in Mary

Similar Essays

Historic And Social Aspects Report On Australia's Farming Practices Compare And Contrast The Impact On The Australian Environment Of European Farming Practices And Aboriginal Land Management...

1639 words - 7 pages Historic & social aspects reportCompare and contrast the impact on the Australian environment of European farming practices and Aboriginal land management practices.For over 200 years, Australia has been adopting European farming practices. Although these practices have generated a lot of money for the farmers, the impact on the Australian environment is starting to take its toll.But how come these practices are still being used in Europe

"Eat Drink Man Woman" Compare And Contrast The Three Daughters And Give Your Opinions Of Them. Cite Evidence To Underscore Your Points.

1406 words - 6 pages , it already foreshadows this outcome when Jia-Jen was listening to a very serene and calm music in her headphones, but it suddenly spoils and she hits the headphones, "forcing it into submission", just like what she did to her husband. This is a sudden and distorted contrast to the image that she projects, which make me feel that, maybe she had being hiding behind a mask all this time.The middle daughter, Jia-Chien, is a airline executive at a

Compare And Contrast Paper

2182 words - 9 pages Compare and Contrast PaperIsabella PignatelloWhen considering the qualities that contribute to positive relationships, you could come up with many virtues that would fit the bill. Care, honor, love trust, honesty, and selflessness are all important components of finding a balance, where it is possible, to live in peaceful coexistence with one another. However, respect is the most underappreciated virtue. Respect sits back patiently and waits to

Compare And Contrast Essay

964 words - 4 pages Compare and Contrast Essay The setting of a story is the time and place in which the story takes place. The author may include a specific date or time period, or leave it up to the reader to determine a time period by suggesting certain events. The author may choose to give specific examples and clues as to where the story takes place or may suggest certain things to clue the reader to where the story is taking place. The theme of a