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We began the morning with Niamh's talk on prehistoric Ireland followed by a visit to Cavan Burran where we experienced a landscape modified and shaped by Ireland's ancient human occupants and further modified by modern human landuse. Finally, we explored the Bundoran seacoast where ancient fossil organisms decorate the silt and where unique shapes in the limestone are explained through mythology.
Using all of these experiences, reflect on human use of natural materials in Ireland and how those materials shaped how societies developed and changed. What items naturally available in the landscape are used and how are they used? What available items seem underutilized? How does the landscape of today tell us about the cultures that preceded us? How do the ancient movements of the earth affect the landscape here and how does that affect the humans who live here?
Feel free to discuss other aspects of the day that interested you.
How to write the Perfect Blog (AKA the 3-Rs of an A-blog)
A perfect blog entry will not only Recall and Reflect on what you, did, observed and felt during the day but will bolster your personal opinions and reflections with Research from outside sources (e.g., class readings from Laulima). A perfect blog will discuss ecology and culture and how they shaped what you experienced on that day. Include both text and images.