Hello All. I came across this article on BBC about the use of DNA research to uncover the origins of European identity. It discusses many of the ideas we examined in class during the first semester, and once again reinforces the idea that ancient history is a continually changing field of study. Tell me what you think, here is the link http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22252099
STUDY, STUDY!!! All the necessary resources are on the Mediterranean Basin page and be sure to go to the page which provides access to practice multiple choice questions.
Thank you Livy for posting a comment about the Pirenne interpretation. I am sure that brief synopsis will be of great help to your classmates who may have found the reading difficult. Everyone should be sure to keep up with the readings posted on the class calendar, as we have covered a lot of material/content this week. I hope you are all starting to see the big picture and getting a real sense of why the Post Classical Age is so important in understanding the world we live in. Also, let me congratulate you on the excellent discussion groups. You made me so proud :) Keep up the good work!
Welcome back from Spring break! I hope your vacation was relaxing and enjoyable. I came across an interesting, and really cool article over the break on BBC. I have posted the link below for you to access it directly. It serves as a reminder of the ways in which our understanding and study of ancient history is constantly changing. < http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-21914135>