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5 07, 2017

Minoan and Mycenaean Pottery

By |2018-04-20T22:35:37-07:00July 5th, 2017|Art, Greeks|0 Comments

Kamares ware (Crete, ca. 2000 BC) While the Mycenaean Greeks were making the gray Minyan Ware, the Minoans on the island of Crete were producing vividly colored pots with black backgrounds known as Kamares ware (ka-MARR-ays). Here is a Minoan octopus vase. Then in the Late Bronze Age, around 1500 BC, [...]

24 06, 2017

Ordovician Period – limestone and liverwort

By |2018-04-21T11:56:38-07:00June 24th, 2017|Geology|0 Comments

The Ordovician period saw the evolution of the octopus At the end of the Cambrian period, about 488 million years ago, most of the plants and animals living on Earth died, because of some catastrophe that we don't know much about. This catastrophe marks the beginning of the Ordovician period. Limestone formed Sea [...]

26 05, 2017

Mollusks and cephalopods – Biology

By |2019-09-16T05:37:52-07:00May 26th, 2017|Biology|4 Comments

Evolution of mollusks: Slugs are a kind of mollusk. When did the first mollusks appear? Mollusks are animals like mussels, clams, snails and slugs. Their name means "soft", because mollusks don't have any skeletons. The first mollusks probably evolved from early segmented worms around 500 million years ago.  That was in the Cambrian period. At [...]

26 05, 2017

Aquariums and Fried Calamari – A Mollusk Project – Biology

By |2018-04-13T14:32:46-07:00May 26th, 2017|Biology|0 Comments

Aren't octopuses beautiful? The best way to get to know more about octopus and squid is to go to the aquarium and look at them. You can see them catching their food and eating it. In some places you might even be able to touch an octopus! You might also be interested in [...]