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Petroglyph National Monument: A landscape of symbols

Petroglyph National Monument: A landscape of symbols | Native Americans and Mesopotamia | Scoop.it
These images are a valuable record of cultural expression and hold profound spiritual significance for contemporary Native Americans and for the descendants of the early Spanish settlers.
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This article is very interesting as it explores the merging of two different cultures through ancient art. I like how the two cultures have some similarities in their love for art.

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British Museum - British Museum Studies in Ancient Egypt and Sudan (BMSAES)

A peer-reviewed academic journal from the British Museum, dedicated to presenting research on all aspects of ancient Egypt and Sudan and the presentation of these cultures in modern times.

 

issues 1, 4, 9, 10, 12 -14, and 16 have articles about fieldwork in Nubia, some of them with great photographs.


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Ancient Sudan~ Nubia

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Articles by Ibrahim Omer on the ancient history and cultures of the ancient civilization of Nubia in Sudan...

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This article was very clarifiying as it gives us other names that Numbia went by. I had no idea that Ethopians may be from the region of Kush. This artilce is clear, consice, and infromative. 

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A walk among Sudan’s Nubian pyramids - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online

A walk among Sudan’s Nubian pyramids - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online | Native Americans and Mesopotamia | Scoop.it
Does Sudan have more pyramids than Egypt? In this series, we explore the splendours of the ancient Kingdom of Kush and the legacy it left behind in the land of the Black Pharaohs

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This article was again comparing the two regions of Sudan and Egypt. I liked how this article divides the regions of the Kushite Kingdom. I was fascinated at the Island of Menroe and its cemeteries and pyramids. 

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Ancient Africa's Black Kingdoms

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History of the Kingdom of Kush, and Ancient Nubia. Ancient Nubian Timeline . . . Ancient Africa by Historian Basil Davidson.


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Ancient Nubian Pyramids

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The number of pyramids in ancient Nubia (aka kingdom of Kush & today is called Sudan) were a total of 223, double the pyramids of its neighbor Egypt. The underground graves of the Nubian pyramids were richly decorated.

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The amount of gold in the region reminds me of San Francisco's gold rush. 

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Shonda Brock's curator insight, February 16, 2013 8:07 AM

Nubia rivaled Egypt in wealth and power, and mutually influenced each other.

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This article was very interesting and descriptive in the uses of Pyramids in Ancient Nubia aka Kush aka Sudan. There is even a restored drawing of what the Pyramid field of Nubia would like look like in its prime. The engineering demonstrated in building a structure as grand as a pyramid is something that is interesting in itself and this article gives these monuments content that really furthers ones apreciation toward the Pyramids. 

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Native Public Media and the Institute of American Indian Arts Launch Digital and Media Literacy Partnership to Serve Native Americans

Native Public Media and the Institute of American Indian Arts Launch Digital and Media Literacy Partnership to Serve Native Americans | Native Americans and Mesopotamia | Scoop.it
In an unprecedented effort to address both the digital and media divides in Indian Country, two well-known tribal organizations, Native Public Media and the Institute of American Indian Arts announced their long-term partnership to establish the...

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Get a glimpse of ancient petroglyphs - Victorville Daily Press

Get a glimpse of ancient petroglyphs - Victorville Daily Press | Native Americans and Mesopotamia | Scoop.it
Get a glimpse of ancient petroglyphsVictorville Daily Press

 

On the vast grounds of the Naval Air Weapons Station, China Lake, near the Mojave Desert town of Ridgecrest, lies the largest known concentration of Native American rock art — petroglyphs —...

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Project MUSE - Advertising & Society Review - Images of Native Americans in Advertising

Project MUSE - Advertising & Society Review - Images of Native Americans in Advertising | Native Americans and Mesopotamia | Scoop.it

Throughout its history, American advertising has used language and imagery depicting various ethnic and racial groups. A great many of these representations of non-White people would today be labeled as racist and stereotypical. Although contemporary advertising generally strives to be sensitive to multicultural issues, there remain many places in advertising and marketing where greater efforts are possible.

This unit focuses specifically on Native American (including Alaskan and Hawaiian) ethnic imagery in advertising. It examines both older representations and some more contemporary ones. It seeks not only to survey the story of Native Americans and advertising but also to serve as a model for similar investigations of the relationship between other ethnic/racial groups and advertising....


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Petroglyph National Monument: A landscape of symbols

Petroglyph National Monument: A landscape of symbols | Native Americans and Mesopotamia | Scoop.it
These images are a valuable record of cultural expression and hold profound spiritual significance for contemporary Native Americans and for the descendants of the early Spanish settlers.
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This article is very interesting as it explores the merging of two different cultures through ancient art. I like how the two cultures have some similarities in their love for art.

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Ohlone Indians join rally to save Santa Clara nature preserve - San Jose Mercury News

Ohlone Indians join rally to save Santa Clara nature preserve - San Jose Mercury News | Native Americans and Mesopotamia | Scoop.it

Ohlone Indians join rally to save Santa Clara nature preserve San Jose Mercury News SANTA CLARA -- The effort to preserve the city of Santa Clara's last remaining open space intensified Sunday as a group of Ohlone Indians bearing drums, snapping...


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This article is a great read with some local connections. The Ohlone Indians are fighting to preserve sacred land. A topic that is usually overlooked by mainstream America, but a pivotal history topic for contemporary natives. 

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Ancient Mesopotamia: This History, Our History. Life in Mesopotamia

Ancient Mesopotamia: This History, Our History. Life in Mesopotamia | Native Americans and Mesopotamia | Scoop.it
Teachers and students are invited to examine artifacts from the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago and use the teacher-developed questions to drive individual research or classroom discussions.

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Yangchen Lhamo's curator insight, January 22, 9:01 PM

It's funny how knowing there are still mudbrick houses in poor cities of India, where in here, the Jormo House Models were dated way thousands years ago.  

Sheena Dhillon's curator insight, January 23, 8:51 PM

Ancient Mesopotamia is thought to be the beginning of civilization. This is thought to be the case due to the fact that they are the ones who created and developed many items in which we use today and are still present in our lives such as language and even government. This website gives a brief synopsis of it. 

Andrea Arminguay's curator insight, January 24, 8:50 PM

this articles and sections were interesting as they explain more in detail the history of the mesopotamia culture such as the role of women, literature, etc.

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History for Kids: Ancient Mesopotamia

History for Kids: Ancient Mesopotamia | Native Americans and Mesopotamia | Scoop.it
Kids learn about the history of Ancient Mesopotamia. The cradle of civilization between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers.

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Andrea Arminguay's comment, January 24, 9:32 PM
this short article is very useful for kids as well as for college students because i read it to my little brother and he was able to understand it and be interested in it. For me, it made me become more familiar with the culture and settlements.
Andrea Arminguay's curator insight, January 24, 9:34 PM

this short article is very useful for kids as well as for college students because i read it to my little brother and he was able to understand it and be interested in it. For me, it made me become more familiar with the culture and settlements

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Ancient Assyrian Dictionary Completed by University of Chicago Scholars

Ancient Assyrian Dictionary Completed by University of Chicago Scholars | Native Americans and Mesopotamia | Scoop.it

Scholars at the University of Chicago have completed a project that includes 28,000 words from ancient Mesopotamia, covering a period from 2500 B.C. to A.D. 100.


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JERRY KITH's curator insight, January 24, 5:56 PM

Mesopotamia was quite intellectually advanced during its time, having uncovering 28,000 words. 

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Newly found pyramids reveal aspects of social equality in ancient Sudan

Newly found pyramids reveal aspects of social equality in ancient Sudan | Native Americans and Mesopotamia | Scoop.it
People power may have come to modern-day Egypt and not Sudan, but the unearthing of ancient pyramids in Egypt's southern neighbour shows that greater social equality existed there 2,000 years ago, a French archeologist says.
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Greater social equality than Egypt! Interesting read indeed. 

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Pyramids for all in ancient Sudan - ABC Science Online

Pyramids for all in ancient Sudan - ABC Science Online | Native Americans and Mesopotamia | Scoop.it
ABC Science Online Pyramids for all in ancient Sudan ABC Science Online Three years of digging by a French team at Sedeinga, about 200 kilometres from the Egyptian border, has unearthed 35 pyramids that emphasise the contrast between the two...

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Andrew Nayyar's curator insight, February 26, 7:57 PM

This article was a pretty good read, it was a bit dull at some points but overall it brings me joy that mainstream news sources are providing large numbers of people with content that they can explore in depth if they want too. The article talks about how pyramids were quite fashionable and all of africa has pyramids even though they aren't as grandoire as Egypts. In Nubia the thousands of pyramids in circular styles are documented and depicted as the middle class being influenced by Egypt.

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Dongola: Another Unknown Archaeological Treasure in Sudan

Dongola: Another Unknown Archaeological Treasure in Sudan | Native Americans and Mesopotamia | Scoop.it
When it comes to archaeology in Sudan, Meroe, the ancient capital city of the Kingdom of Kush, is the first to come to mind. But little do people know that recently, Sudan has become a hub for arch...

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Really good read; this article emphasizes on how the Kingdom of Kush has a very deep and complex history with cemeteries, pharos, and tools all supporting a once flourishing city state.

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NUBIA: The "Forgotten Kingdom [of Kush]" (The Movie)

Witness the Full Story of the Glories of this Ancient World Superpower in this Intricate Documentary (NUBIA: The "Forgotten Kingdom [of Kush]" (The Movie) - Part 1: http://t.co/wrD31ICK via @youtube...)...

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Archaeology - Kingdom of Kush - Egyptian Civilization - New York Times

Archaeology - Kingdom of Kush - Egyptian Civilization - New York Times | Native Americans and Mesopotamia | Scoop.it

Evidence is mounting that the kingdom of Kush, in its ascendancy from 2000 B.C. to 1500 B.C., exerted control or at least influence over a 750-mile stretch of the Nile Valley.


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This article is super interesting and informative. It introduces an array of new evidence that shows how the Kingdom of Kush and City of Kerma controlled a vast area that stretches beyond the bounds of which archeologists originally suspected. Gold was this regions power and new evidence supports their proccessing and gathering of gold was far more than expected. This article was also thought provoking in that it makes one think of how this civilization worked so well without a bureaucracy . 

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Native American travels across U.S. photographing citizens of tribal nations

Native American travels across U.S. photographing citizens of tribal nations | Native Americans and Mesopotamia | Scoop.it
She sleeps on couches, dines with strangers and lives out of her car. Still, Matika Wilbur does it for the art and for the people. Wilbur is Native American.

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Awesome story! A very inspiring tale of a woman that is helping her people through dedication, and art through photography. There are also some pictures from SF, and she recieved her funding through Kickstarter.com. She captures some attention demanding images and pushes the envolope for her people. 

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Jacqueline Keeler's curator insight, November 23, 2013 10:21 AM

"We are still here," she said. "We remain."

One of those stereotypes is the image of Indians clad in feathers, nearly naked running across the prairie, whooping it up like what's oft portrayed in western cinema. Also the caricature image of Indians as mascots.

With that in mind, Wilbur said the project is meant to drive conversations about the ubiquitous appropriation of Native American culture and to discuss how U.S. citizens can evolve beyond the co-opting of indigenous images and traditions.

"I hope to educate these audiences that it's not OK to dress up like an Indian on Halloween," she said. "I'm not a Halloween costume. I hope to encourage a new conversation of sharing and to help us move beyond the stereotypes."

Wilbur added that she hopes her photos -- her craft -- will display the "beauty of (Native) people and to introduce some of our leaders to a massive audience."

Jacqueline Keeler's curator insight, November 24, 2013 10:48 AM

"We are still here," she said. "We remain."

One of those stereotypes is the image of Indians clad in feathers, nearly naked running across the prairie, whooping it up like what's oft portrayed in western cinema. Also the caricature image of Indians as mascots.

With that in mind, Wilbur said the project is meant to drive conversations about the ubiquitous appropriation of Native American culture and to discuss how U.S. citizens can evolve beyond the co-opting of indigenous images and traditions.

"I hope to educate these audiences that it's not OK to dress up like an Indian on Halloween," she said. "I'm not a Halloween costume. I hope to encourage a new conversation of sharing and to help us move beyond the stereotypes."

Wilbur added that she hopes her photos -- her craft -- will display the "beauty of (Native) people and to introduce some of our leaders to a massive audience."

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Understanding How Migration Patterns Shaped Native Ethnicity, Language - RedOrbit

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Understanding How Migration Patterns Shaped Native Ethnicity, Language
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During the past 12,000 years, the rich diversity of Native American ethnic and language groups of California took shape as migrating tribes.

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This article is a interesting because of its connection to where we live. The number of indegnious tribes in Califorina is astounding, all of them also spoke different languages. Interesting indeed. 

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Photos reveal hidden beauty of Native American lives and traditions.

Photos reveal hidden beauty of Native American lives and traditions. | Native Americans and Mesopotamia | Scoop.it
In her new book and exhibit in Hayward, Walnut Creek photographer Sue Reynolds shares visual narratives of contemporary Native Americans whose presence, she believes, remains largely unknown to mainstream America.

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This article was very informative and contained a call to action. The article adresses people to realize that native americans are still here and deserve a say in matters that directly affect them and their culture.

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Project MUSE - Advertising & Society Review - Images of Native Americans in Advertising

Project MUSE - Advertising & Society Review - Images of Native Americans in Advertising | Native Americans and Mesopotamia | Scoop.it

Throughout its history, American advertising has used language and imagery depicting various ethnic and racial groups. A great many of these representations of non-White people would today be labeled as racist and stereotypical. Although contemporary advertising generally strives to be sensitive to multicultural issues, there remain many places in advertising and marketing where greater efforts are possible.

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Teeth shed light on migration history of Mesopotamia

Teeth shed light on migration history of Mesopotamia | Native Americans and Mesopotamia | Scoop.it
Analysis of non-metric tooth crown traits of the ancient inhabitants of northern Mesopotamia conducted by the Polish team showed that there were no large migrations in this region from the 3rd millennium BC until the Middle Ages.

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From reading the title I initially suspected the article to explain how Northern Mesopotamians migrated. But the data of human tooth crown remains are leading scientist to believe that migration in the northen regoin did not happen until after the thrid milleninium. 

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Sheena Dhillon's curator insight, January 23, 8:54 PM

It is said that up until the Middle Ages there were no migration to this area/region. Only upon the Mogolian invasion in the 13th century was there a change in the population. 

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Video -- Mesopotamia -- National Geographic

Ancient Mesopotamia left a legacy of law, literature, and engineering. See a video history of this remarkable civilization.

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Bibliography on the Origins of Money - Social Democracy for the ...

I will start a bibliography here on the origins of money, and I will attempt to update it. For the origins of money in ancient Egypt, see Henry (2004). For Mesopotamia, see Hudson (2004). For Greece, see the review of the work ...

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