Something that I thought might help in showing the interesting ways that anthropology is all around is to have a picture of the month. This will be of anthropology importance; a place, activity or a person that has to do with anthropology. I will give a clue a week to give everyone an opportunity to figure out what the picture is and the anthropological importance and how it applies. At the end of the month or the beginning of the next month, I will have a write up about the image.
Let me know what you all think about this and feel free to participate.
Since February is a short month, I will only have three Clues for this picture before I reveal the pictures secrets. Good luck!
First clue: this is located in the New World, even though you might think it is in Europe. What is this and where is it located?
Second clue: these people have left behind no written records that have been found and archeologists have no idea where these people originated. They have no past or name to help identify them. Archeologists have given them their own unique name after the place they where found. What are these people called?
Third clue: this civilization is located off this countries longest and widest river. These people are known for being “mound builders”. Where are these people located and who are they?
At the beginning of March I will reveal the pictures hidden Anthropology and have another picture to tantalize the Anthropologists in you.
The answer is the Mississippian people mounds at the Cahokia MOund state Historic Site in Illinois. Tp read more about this site and the amazing people go to:
Where is the Anthropology?: The Mississippians of the Cahokia Mounds in Illinois on this site or go to the offical website of the museum at http://www.cahokiamounds.com/cahokia.html