Vallon Pont D'arc Pont D'arc Cave
415 wordsAt the foot of a cliff in the Apache Gorges, in south-eastern France, amateur speleologists discovered the world's oldest painted prehistoric cave. Discovered on December 18, 1994, this cave features art that dates back thirty-one thousand years. Jean-Marie Chauvet, Eliette Brunel-Deschamps and Christian Hilaire, were the amateurs who discovered the cave that has come to be known simply as the Chauvet cave. The explorers were in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, France some thirty feet below ground. While expl...
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10 000 Years Bronze Age
1,578 words... , the Silver Age Superman, and the Bronze Age Superman of later on are referred to as the Earth- 1 Superman. Two events occurred at DC Comics over this period to lead into the changes. Mort Weisinger received sole control over the character and Jerry Siegel returned to DC Comics and worked with Weisinger. They set out to clearly define the personality of the characters in the Superman legends. Aspects of Superman's adult life were now shown to have ties to his childhood. In Adventure # 271 i...
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Amerigo Vespucci Biography Founder Of America
861 wordsVespucci was the one person for whom North and South America was named after. Vespucci had a wonderful life and found many things on his voyages. Amerigo Vespucci was born in Florence, Italy in March of 1451, and grew up in a considerable mansion near the river. As a young boy, Amerigo's happiest moments studying the stars. He excelled in mathematics and his hobby was copying maps. His dream as a young boy was to travel and get a better picture about what the Earth looked like. Amerigo spent hal...
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Missionary Society Cape Town
1,425 wordsDavid Livingstone was one of the most revered and respected African explorers of his time. He spent almost 30 years exploring a region little known to the outside world. He often put ambition before family and his own personal health in his quest to open the interior of Africa to 'Civilization, Christianity, and Commerce. '; (Hewlett 236) Through his daring explorations into the unknown, he discovered and documented many new landmarks inside the dark continent, and at times became obsessed with ...
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The Travels Of Marco Polo
1,698 wordsThe Travels of Marco Polo (1) If I lived in 14 th century, there is no doubt, in my mind, that before reading Marco Polo's book, I would think of East with the great amount of aversion and hate. The memories of Chengiz Khan's invasion were still very fresh, at the time. Basically, the whole European civilization was brought to the brink of complete annihilation by the hordes of Asiatic barbarians, whose only the task seemed to cause as much destruction, as possible. Yet, after having read Travel...
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Datary Captaincy Spanish Explorers World
713 wordsThere has been no empire based in Europe which extends outside the continent, since the fall of Rome. This situation changed abruptly, when Spain and Portugal, located in Iberian Peninsula, became the pioneers in a new era of colonization. This lack of unity between native population of America was a key element to Spanish expansion. By the way the Europeans knew how to manufacture and use steel weapons, and this knowledge gave them the ultimate military superiority critical to their conquest of...
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Juan Ponce De Presidential Elections
1,118 wordsTo begin with I believe that the first and probably the most important event in the Floridas history and development was, of course, its discovery. Floridas peninsula first has been found when Columbus made his first voyage to the New Land in 1492. But the real historical records of this land indeed started when Juan Ponce de Len the Spanish adventures and explorer arrived in 1513. In the beginning of April this man with his crew landed in the north-east cost of Florida. This place is now called...
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Meriwether Lewis Leadership Qualities
590 wordsMany people possess leadership qualities although they don? t rule a country. Meriwether Lewis, the official leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition has been called? undoubtedly the greatest pathfinder this country has ever known. ? Just like Hazel, Meriwether Lewis led a group of followers into unknown territory. The two guides faced many difficult situations that they were able to overcome since they had the qualities of a notable leader. Both of the journeys were rough, but because of the br...
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Native Americans North America
645 wordsEnglish vs. Spanish Colonization Both England and Spain got into colonizing the Western hemisphere because of the possible wealth in it. England wanted to establish itself in North America with agriculture and trade. Spain more or less wanted to strip mine South America for gold and silver. Although both countries were very successful, the staying power of their success is reflected in the way they went about colonizing. Spain was into making quick money with their colonizing by conquering the t...
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Pacific Ocean North Carolina
509 wordsGiovanniFdsag Giovanni Da Verrazano Giovanni da Verrazano was a Florentine explorer and navigator. Although he was Italian, he was employed by the kind of France to find a passage to the Pacific Ocean. The exact date of his birth and death are not known, but historians believe that he was born in 1480, and he died in 1527. In 1524, he started on a voyage and discovered Cape Fear. He is believed to have been the first European to sight the New York Bay, but it was not explored until Henry Hudson'...
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Arrow Points Land Bridge Indians
289 wordsIndians of the United States There was a time long ago when there was no man in America, only animals. This was thousands of years before Columbus ever set eyes on America. What he saw was different; he saw a land populated from the north to the south. Due to the natural instinct of man to explore, the explorers just that to figure out the mysterious Indians. The explorers later theorized that the Indians came from Siberia through a land bridge in the Bering Strait during the time when the water...
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Mad White Giant Ate His Dog Allen
1,016 wordsA walk in the crocodiles shoes Explorers who make a living by writing about their expeditions know that it takes two journeys to make a book: the physical slog is followed by its recreation in literary form. And the second can be even more perilous than the first. Benedict Allen wasnt quite as green as the rainforest when he decided, at 22, to beat a path alone from the Orinoco to the Amazon. After all, hed got BSc in environmental science, and a doctorate in self-possession. But by the time the...
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League Of Nations Democratic Government
418 wordsThe Iroquois are an American Indian confederacy of New York originally consisting of the Cayuga, Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca, and Tuscarora tribes. When the constitution of the United States was being written it was proposed that the new government should be formed along the lines of the Iroquois League of Nations, which had been functioning as a democratic government for hundreds of years. The Iroquois had a system that seemed to meet most of the demands put forth by the parties at the deb...
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Maori Maori Maori Population Zealand
721 wordsMaori are the Maori MAORI Maori are the host people of Aotearoa New Zealand (land of the white cloud). Maori actually means natural, normal or local. The Maori call themselves Tangata When, meaning people of the land. According to the 1996 census, Maori population is well over 500, 000, which is around 15 percent of the population of New Zealand. More than 95 percent of Maori live on the North Island. Maori language is still an endangered language. English is taught in schools as primary languag...
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Years Of Age Marco Polo
1,420 wordsMarco Polo and His Travels through Asia The Question I am asking in my essay is, ? Why did Marco Polo go? ? I think his reason for exploring new lands is not because he had dreams of conquest, but because he was in fact trying to find a new trading market. Marco Polo was born in Venice, Italy in 1254. His father Niccolo was a prosperous merchant who imported luxury goods from Asia. When Marco was just six years old, his father sailed off to Istanbul (then called Constantinople) and didn? t come ...
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Washington D C Top Of The World
981 wordsGreat Men Have Great Assistants As I stood there on the top of the world and I thought of the hundreds of men who had lost their lives in their effort to reach it [North Pole], I felt profoundly grateful that I had the honor of representing my race. With these words, Matthew Henson planted the American flag on the North Pole. During the past, black Americans have not received the acknowledgement they deserved. Such was the case of Matthew A. Henson. He was the first person to discover the North ...
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Native Americans Religious Beliefs
922 wordsKoeneman 1 Adam J. E. Koeneman English 190 - 28 Professor Engles November 4, 1996 Prejudice Against Native Americans These people began migrating thirty thousand years before Christopher Colombus discovered the Americas. Native Americans migrated from Asia, crossing a land bridge where the Bering Strait off the coast of Alaska is today. Over the centuries these people spread throughout the continents of North and South America. Since the arrival of the Europeans in 1492 the American Indian has b...
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Archaeologists And Historians Cultural Resources Past
535 wordsNatural Resources and Management Cultural resources are the traces of all past activities and accomplishments of people that includes designated historic districts, archeological sites, buildings, structures, and objects. These also include less tangible forms like aspects of folklife, traditional or religious practices, and landscapes. These nonrenewable resources often yield unique information about past societies and environments, and can provide answers for modern day social and conservation...
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United States Congress United States Army
988 wordsPANAMA CANAL The canal is joining the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. It runs from Cristobal on lemon bay, a part of the Caribbean sea, to Balboa, on the Gulf of Panama. The canal is slightly more than 64 km long, not including the dredged approach channels at either end. The minimum depth is 12. 5 m, and the minimum width is 91. 5 m. The construction of the canal ranks as one of the greatest engineering works of all time. In history people had interest in a shorter route from the Atlantic to Pacif...
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Manned Mission To Mars Mission To Mars Sites
610 wordsOne question that is being asked by people is, Why go to Mars? The reasons are very simple. People want to gain recognition of how they were the first people who went to Mars and opened up a whole new world and most importantly to move forward in economics. As humans waste the precious materials and resources found on this planet we have to consider going to other planets to explore for materials and energy resources. Mars would be the first area for industrial development and mining in the new ...
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