New and Old World Archaeology Essay

1503 Words Oct 12th, 2010 7 Pages
Artifacts of the old and new world have some likeness but also have many differences. I made a visit to the Cobb Museum at Mississippi State University to analyze this for myself. When down there, I saw pottery, writing, tools, jewelry, and many other things from each world. I then found ten artifacts of each period that was listed in the back of my workbook on the spreadsheets and wrote descriptions of them. For the new Old World, I described the Moabite stone, Sarcophagus of Eshmunazar, the Roman bronze figure of Artemis, the 60 piece strand of beads, the 107 piece beaded necklace, the bronze beaker Iranian, the bronze Persian repousse bowl, the 11 bracelets, 5 human figurines, and the Rosetta Stone. For
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It was black with its knees to its stomach and its hands to its chest, and opened mouth, huge nose with very wide nostrils, and deepened eye sockets. The fragment of polychrome vase originated in mexico and was a orange color that looks broken. It has striped designs and there seems to be other designs but that was the part of the vase that was broken off. The standing man with hands also originated in mexico from 1200-1400 A.D. It is an artifact of a short, stout man with big lips and a huge nose, deepened eye sockets, hair dressing that’s hanging neck’s length, hands joined by fist right beneath its chest on the top of abdominal. The head with conical headdress was a small head and big ears with a head dressing that was wrapped into the shape of a cone and was made in Guerrero around 300 A.D. The seated figure; profile face also originated in Mexico around 1200-1400A.D. It’s an Egyptian looking figure seated with hands on knees, head turned to side and head dressing that’s long and hanging on his neck. The head with hair arranged tightly on top of head was originally made on the pacific coast of Guerrero around 200B.C. It’s an orange color with fat circular head dressing, a long nose, and a flat face with a frowning mouth. The ceremonial funerary vases originated in around 200-100 A.D. This is a vase that has a masked face coming out from it as if it was 3D with other decorations on the back of it. The head ornament incense burner originated in guerrero

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