Thornbury

Archaeology

Since last autumn we have been looking at the archaeology of the Americas. So far we have found the earliest discovered habitation in South America, learnt that America has older Mummies than those in Egypt & explored the Nazca lines in Peru & the societies of Amazonia.

Central or Mesoamerica has given us many surprises. We have learnt how the cultivation of Maize along with squashes & beans enabled complex societies to develop throughout the area. We have studied the Olmec people who are claimed by many to be the mother culture of the central areas & who were producing skilful sculpture, large cities, pyramids & the first palace of the Americas at a time when Egypt & Greece were dominant in Europe.

We have also looked at other lesser known cultures as well as the mighty Aztecs. Our next civilisation will be the Maya. Later we will move to Peru to study the Incas before moving to North America & the tribes of that continent. We have been amazed to learn of these cultures which have grown up with no influence from Indo -European civilisations & look forward to new discoveries. Please feel free to join us if you are interested.

The group meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 2.00PM in Porch House (Catholic Church), Castle Street, Thornbury.

The Group leader will provide more information, please contact Jackie Carpenter by phone, 294561, or email Archaeology.

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Bird Watching Book Group 1
Book Group 2 Bridge 1
Bridge 2 Bridge 3
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Church Visits 1 Church Visits 2
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French Book Club French Intermediate
French WD40 Garden Visits
Gentle Exercise Geology
German (Self-Help) History
Indoor Bowls Investment Club 1
Investment Club 2 Jazz Appreciation
Latin Line Dancing
Lunch Club 1 Lunch Club 2
Lunch Club 3 Mahjong Monday
Mahjong Western Mixed Crafts
Music Open Meetings and Visits
Opera Study Group Our Living Language
Photography Play Readers
Poetry Appreciation Practical Gardening Forum
Railways Recorders
Sailing Science & Technology
Scottish Country Dance Scrabble 1
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Table Tennis 1 Table Tennis 2
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