University of Arizona researchers preciously found El Fin del Mundo (‘End of the Earth’) not that long ago, in 2007. Yet it is recognized for a huge amount of reasons. It is the first discovery of humans and gomphotheres in North America. The radiocarbon dating also makes it, along with ‘Aubrey site’, in north Texas, the oldest Clovis site in North America.
El fin del mundo allows us to consider various topics, such as: -environmental change; -paleoindian subsistence and regional interaction; -the role that humans may have played in the extinction of Pleistocene, and Pleistocene fauna; and, -how early ancestors adapted to the region, and went beyond with the use of lithic raw material to manufacture different types of points.
-Fir, spruce, pine & cedar logs are abundantly sourced nearby; -Grade A (>12”) logs have excellent strength to weight ratio, and work excellent with other materials; -Logs greater than 18” diameter provide decent R values, even without chinking; -On average takes and costs less time offering valuable savings; and, -Log cabin building is an excellent team building exercise, and workout. That’ll build your skills.
In 1963, despite the fact the project would eventually flood dozens of modern villages and ancient sites. The government of Syrian Arab Republic, decided to create dams on upper Euphrates river. Culminating a series of excavation and archaeological rescue operations. Among them, an extraordinary neolithic site discovered Abu Hureyra. In a short span of less than 35 years. They gathered more information about the human beings transition to agriculture, pottery and domestication of animals. More then anywhere previously; and with more details. Using + setting the standard for new techniques, and with less time.
Don’t be the next piece of plastic; extinct woolly mammoth, sabre tooth tiger, or Osama Bin Laden.