• Neanderthals Years Ago
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    The first Neanderthal remains, discovered in Germany in 1856, were presented to the world of science at a meeting of the Lower Rhine Medical and Natural History Society held in Bonn in February 1857 and named a species, Homo, by William King in 1864. Some Neanderthal fossils and other remains are in excellent condition, giving a good idea of Neanderthal culture. In 1887, two complete skeletons were found in a cave near Spy in Belgium, and more from sites in France in 1887, 1908 and 1911. These a...
  • Human Evolution Years Ago
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    ... aw muscles. The robust became extinct about 1. 5 million years ago. The Genus Homo Although scientists do not agree, many believe that after the evolutionary split that led to the robust, A. africanus evolved into the genus Homo. If so, this evolutionary transition occurred between 1. 5 and 2 million years ago. Fossils dating from this period display a curious mixture of traits. Some possess relatively large brains-several almost 800 cc (about 49 cu in) -and large, -sized teeth. Others have...
  • North America Clovis Theory Pre
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    When did people first come to North America is a highly publicized question in archaeology. This question has been the focal point of many archaeologists careers. Although this question is really no more important than any other unanswered archaeological question; it remains a cataclysm for many, if not all, North American archaeologists To the North American archaeologist the migration of humans from Siberia to North America is a topic of dispute no matter what his or her field of study might b...
  • Years Ago Watch Grandmother Grandfather
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    One of a prized possession for me would be an old fashioned watch given by my grandmother ten years ago. My grandmother bought this watch fifty years ago for my grandfather forty years old birthday. It was made by "Citizen Watch Co", rectangular shape style and has a leather straps. The watch was very popular back into 1940 because it was a "limited edition" watch. However, the price of the watch is not the reason for me to treasure it so much, the story be hide is more important to me. My grand...
  • Potato Crop Blight Irish Years
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    A hundred and fifty years ago in September, 1845, the Dublin local paper "Dublin Evening Post", reported a "disease in the potato crop." This turned out to be the potato blight which destroyed 40% of the crop that year and almost 100% the next year. The devastation was known as "The Great Hunger" and resulted in wide spread starvation and mass emigration to Britain and the Americas. As a result, the population declined from @8, 295, 000 to less then 6, 000, 000 in a few years. In 1845 a fungal d...
  • Precambrian Extinction Years Ago
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    Mass Extinction in the Precambrian As the decades pass, technological advances have enabled researchers, entrepenures and pondering minds the ability to discover more and more about every aspect of our very existence. Over the past three decades the evolutionary tree of life has been expanded at least seven times over. Major advances have been made in the area of evolution to open the eyes of many to the extensive history of the earth. For the very first time, we have tangible knowledge that lif...
  • Isabel Allende House Of The Spirits
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    About the Author It was fifteen years ago that, Isabel Allende took the literary world by storm with the publication of The House of the Spirits, a novel which chronicled four generations of a Chilean family against the backdrop of Chile's brutal history. The Times of London heralded Allende as having 'the rare ability to blend fantasy and legend with political fact and a well-plotted narrative to produce an enchanted world unlike anything else in contemporary fiction.' The New York Times called...
  • Human Evolution Million Years
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    Human EvolutionArdipithecus ramidusThis species was announced in September 1994. It is thought to be the oldest known hominid species. It was dated at 4. 4 million years old. The majority of the fossils found were skull fragments. Other evidence suggests that this species was bipedal. The individuals were about four feet tall. Some fossils found indicate that may have been a forest dweller. The teeth resemble something between earlier apes and A... The fossils we rediscovered by a team led by T...
  • Mt Everest Years Ago
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    Bang! 50 million years ago India collided with Eurasia. The land buckled and crunched upward - the birth of the mighty Himalaya. 100 million years ago, a vast sea seperated Eurasia and India. Then, India started drifting north ward at a rate of 4 inches a year. In geological time that is break neck speed. Like other pikes in the region, Mt. Everest has long been revered by the local people. It s most common Tibetan name, Chomolungma, means "Goddess mother of the world." It s identity as the hig...
  • Niagara Falls Escarpment First Water
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    There are many great wonders of the worlds, among them is the Niagara Falls located in Ontario. Niagara Falls is the jewel of geological history in the Niagara District. Did you ever wonder; how old is Niagara Falls? How did the Falls begin? What is the Niagara Escarpment? Niagara Falls is a major attraction site for tourists. This 12, 000-year-old natural wonder attracts some 12 million tourists a year. Also, you can go behind the falls for a tour. Honeymooning couples have made their way to Ni...
  • Art Today Years Ago
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    Comparing television today to television ten years ago, the changes become very clear when we start evaluating the evolution of programming shown on television. Looking at specific examples such as Married with Children or Simpson? s, it is clear that no such television programming was available ten years ago. Ten years ago, we were more formal as people, we were less accepting and comfortable on certain issues, hence our television reflected our formality. However, times have changed, and so ha...
  • Adolescence Thirty Years
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    Joseph Kennedy DSP 0800-03 PAPER # I 03-08-2002 ADOLESCENCE What is adolescence? A DcO. LEScCENCE n. is the period between childhood and adulthood. People of every background and of every color go through this. Adolescence is something that, when we go through it, well make us the person that we are to become. All adolescence goes through points in those few years that will decide if they will go to school when they graduate. Adolescence has a hard time because of the things that are going thro...
  • Time Compression Years Ago
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    Thousands of years ago, Man created (discovered? ) gunpowder. Sixty years ago, he discovered the power of the atom. Twenty-five years ago, computers were primarily tools of universities, large corporations and government agencies. Now a Personal Computer is commonplace in homes; suburban kids have computers with capabilities 100 fold of their corporate ancestors. The Internet was in a similar state not 10 years ago. It has grown so fast that now the original framework is bursting at the seams, n...
  • History Of Lake Champlain Vermont
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    The Evolution of Lake Champlain Basin A billion years ago, Lake Champlain and all of North America was covered by huge glaciers. The air was rich in oxygen because of photosynthesis done by plants. The Adirondacks Mountains Mountain-building events made the then 20, 000 feet Adirondack Mountains. Minerals such as garnet, anorthosite, and diopside came from metamorphic rocks. The Iapetus Ocean What is now the Champlain Valley started to rift 600 million years ago. It turned into the Iapetus Ocea...
  • How Man Evolved Years Ago
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    World History Human Evolution Final Copy January 19, 97 How did the early man evolve and change into the way we are today Human Evolution, the natural development of the species Homo Sapiens, or human beings. The initial man, called the Hominid was short, not intelligent, and very ape like. The next man lived in the stone age; his name was Homo Habilis. After Homo Habilis, Homo Erectus evolved. He was smarter, more efficient, and walked up-right. And he leaded to us, Homo Sapiens A lot of fossi...
  • Years Ago Korea Technology Zealand
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    Korea's technology is very great. In 1985 cars were made in 2 minutes, tvs in less than 40 secs. Now in the year 2003 how fast would it be? a couple of seconds to build a car, ships only take a few weeks... If you compare t to New Zealand it seems like NZ is very undeveloped in technology seeing that NZ cannot make cars, tvs not even a little cellhpone. Everything is imported. New Zealand doesn't have much technology making them highly undevelpoed but in farming. Who needs farms nowadays? Techn...
  • Years Ago America Glaciers World
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    Chapter 1: New World Beginnings Planetary Perspectives o 6000 years ago (I min ago in geological time) Western world began o 500 years ago European explores stumbled on American continents. (altered both old / new Africa/Asia) o United States was then born leaving imprints upon rest of world. Enormous economic output gave power. Achievements in arts, science and technology shaped the world and lives. o American Republic started from a vast and virgin continent. Native people scattered. Opportun...
  • How Schools Have Changed
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    Schools changed in many ways in the last thirty years. One of the major changes is discipline. Discipline is a much greater concern today than it was thirty years ago due to certain issues that did not present a problem back then. Thirty years ago, problems were usually minor, such as chewing gum, talking without permission and not doing homework. Today, problems in schools are a much greater and serious issue. The greatest concerns now are the increasing acts of violence and drugs. In addition...
  • Tasmanian Tiger Human Extinct Due
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    Year 12 SAME Biology Ecosystems 1. List ways in which Humans practices can lead to major changes in communities. Give specific examples with data to support. The ways in which human practices can lead to major changes in communities are as follows: - Land degradation - Polluting (waterways) - Clearing land - Intensive Farming (grazing, crops) - Urban sprawl - Deforestation For example, Marine Ecosystem Pollution has been and still is a major problem in Novi Scotia surface waters. An abundance o...
  • The Evolution Of Modern Horse
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    The environment is always changing. In order to survive, a species must also adapt to this environment. From bacteria to reptiles, almost all species have undergone evolution according to natural selection. Today, the most information has been found on the evolution of the modern horse, equus. 60 million years ago, a short (40-50 cm) animal roamed the ancient forest. This animal was Hyracotherium-the earliest relative of the modern horse. Hyracotherium had four toes on its front legs and 3 toes...