Best Article Ever!!

 

                     

Okay, so this week, I probably read thee MOST romantic, history related article that I will ever read for this class. In 2007, archeologists found two skulls buried together in a romantic, embracing position. These skeletons may have belonged to a man and woman who died in their younger years. This finding was unique because double burials were very uncommon in the Neolithic era, so archeologists were just as excited about this as I was. Other skeletons have been found buried with each other and having physical contact, though. Another interesting fact about this burial is its geographic site. These skeletons were found a couple miles away from Verona, Italy—the location mentioned in William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

One of the reasons that I love this article so much is because I am a helpless romantic! I am in love with the idea of love and love hearing those mushy, ideal, love stories. The theory that these two skeletons could have been romantically involved and died together, in this position makes me smile and say “Aww, how cute!” I mean, what girl doesn’t want to die with her significant other? Another reason I love this article though, because it just might reveal emotional connections in the Neolithic Period, which we rarely hear or read about. We usually just hear about the boring stuff – buildings, tools, blah blah blah. But this might be an example of how Neolithic people dealt with each other on an emotional level. On the other hand though, these skeletons could have been brother and sister…. or just buried this way because they died at the same time, due to the same cause. We’ll never really know I guess.

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My first assignment

When I was first assigned the homework in class, I was completely lost! All I knew was that everything was due by Sunday at 11:59pm and that procrastination was not an option! Once I got back to my dorm, I decided watch the tutorial videos Professor Kaatz made for us and play around with the website. I started with dipity.com. After several failed attempts, I finally figured out how to add information/photos to my timeline. This was really fun because I got to find information on the Neolithic period that I found interesting! Usually you have to read what is recommended by your professor/teacher, which isn’t always interesting. I learned a lot more from the sources I found. Then, I went on to scoopit.com. Scooping wasn’t as fun. I’m still not sure if I completely understand the concept of this website, but I understood it enough to do my assignment. I should probably email the professor about that. Now, I’m here blogging! I always enjoy blogging because I like to write/talk. I should probably blog more often at my leisure.

In the near future, I feel like Professor Kaatz should explain assignments a bit more in depth while we are in class. I’m a linguistic learner, which means I need to hear things in order to understand. I left today’s class terrified, mainly because I was confused and thought I wouldn’t do the assignment right. On my end, I should probably write down a list of questions to ask after class so I don’t go home confused or upset. I’ll learn as time goes by J.