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  • Young Man Stone Statue Analysis

    The Heard Museum received a statue of a young man in a kneeling pose, made of the volcanic rock andesite as a donation from a patron. The art style is from Olmec culture, which is classified as part of the Early Preclassic period in Mesoamerican history. The Olmec people lived in the modern-day states of Veracruz and Tabasco on the Golf Coast of Mexico between 1500B.C.E and 400B.C.E. The young man stone statue found on El Azuzul in Veracruz, and is commonly known as part of a set of statues…

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  • Punchbowl Falls

    Sedimentology and Formation of Punchbowl Falls The following essay will focus on Punchbowl Falls, one of the thirteen waterfalls located on the Eagle Creek hiking trail in the Columbia River Gorge approximately 24 miles from downtown Portland, Oregon. The hike to Punchbowl Falls is a modest 4.2 miles with a slight elevation gain of 400 ft. While hiking the trail to Punchbowl one can find a variety of interesting rock faces and vast vistas overlooking Mt. Hood national forest. Punchbowl’s unique…

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  • Golden Geologic History Report: The Journey To Red Rocks Park

    GOLDEN GEOLOGIC HISTORY REPORT It all started with the Big Bang then the whole universe is formed, continued with the formation of the Milky Way, where there is a solar system with the planet Earth and then there were this little town called Golden. This is a report that will travel through time telling the stories of the incidents happened in to this town of Golden. During our journey we must note that the whole geological of Golden is tilted and there were mining done here. Let’s start our…

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  • Hot Stone Therapy Essay

    Native Americans and Incas also used stones in ceremonies and in treatments. Traditionally, basalt stones from riverbeds or seashores were used as they were believed to be connected to the earth and have their own energies. The stones were respected and we must respect the stones in order to maintain their healing abilities when performing a stone therapy treatment. These cultures also preferred to use basalt due to it's ability to retain warmth which would help to relax the muscles in order to…

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  • Trans-Hudson Orogen Case Study

    It is interpreted to extend southwards into the United States below the Williston basin and extends northeast into Nunavut and northern Quebec wrapping around the Archean Superior craton (Ansdell, 2005). The THO is the end result of the closure of the Manikewan Ocean (Stauffer, 1984) which resulted in the formation juvenile crust which was eventually accreted onto the Archean Superior and Hearne cratons as well as a number of smaller cratons including the Sask Craton (Lewry et al.,1994). The…

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  • Jeju Island Essay

    What you did in Jeju Island? Jeju Island has been designated by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organizations as a world natural heritage site. Every year, about 130 million tourists visited Jeju Island. Last week, I also traveled to Jeju Island for three days and was surprised because the island looked very similar with my expectation. Jeju Island has a beautiful natural landscape, provides various and exciting activities – taking a submarine and riding a horse. After this…

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  • Kotenai Formation

    All the mapping areas surrounding Dillon has the youngest unit of the Quaternary period, which is the alluvial sediment. Alluvium sediment is an unconsolidated deposit of clay, silt, sand and gravel as a result of stream flows in a river valley or delta. The unlithified deposits fill a basin and lump together to form ‘alluvial’ sediments. Other Quaternary depositions include talus and landslide. Talus occupies both Block Mountain and Timber Hill, while landslide only occupies Block Mountain.…

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  • Ancient Egyptian Civilization Analysis

    the Nile or from its surroundings. One of those materials were stones. The majority of soft stones available were limestone, calcite, sandstone, schist, and greywacke. In addition, harder stones such as quartzite, diorite, granodiorite, granite, and basalt were common. Stone was a major building material for temples, bowls, statues and sculptures. In many cases, Egyptians chose to cover the art pieces made of stone in a layer of paint, which was made from pigments. Those pigments consisted of…

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  • Impact Theory And The Extinction Of Dinosaurs

    Over time there have been many theories as to how the dinosaurs became extinct, some of these include terrestrial stresses (such as lower sea level or global temperature) and radiation (Pasichnyk, 2011), but the 2 theories that have become the most widely accepted as they have the most amount of supporting evidence are the Impact Theory (otherwise known as the Alvarez Hypothesis (Smith, 2005)) and the Volcanic Theory (Pasichnyk, 2011). The Impact Theory states that millions of years ago a comet…

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  • Tapo Volcanic Zone Essay

    Taupo Volcanic Zone The Taupo Volcanic Zone is a highly active volcanic region situated in the central part of the North Island in New Zealand. The Taupo Volcanic Zone (TVZ) stretches from Ohakune in the south of the Bay of Plenty to White Island in the north. It is estimated that the Earth’s crust below the Taupo Volcanic Zone may possibly be as small as 16 kilometers think and currently moves approximately 8mm per year. The TVZ is named after Lake Taupo, the caldera of the formaly largest…

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