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My name is Gear Bear (and for the record, "Gear" rhymes with "Bear"). I am a small, brown bear who has had the opportunity and pleasure of great travel, and these are my stories.
I am a very lucky bear for so many reasons. I get to travel just about everywhere my friends and family go-but sometimes they get so excited about being someplace new that they leave me behind, forget me, or lose me. I've even been bearnapped! But no matter what happens, I am always ready for a new adventure.
I have a lot of miles under my belt and many stamps in my passport. I've traveled on a canoe down the Wisconsin River-through a nude beach, no less-on the back of a motorcycle to the Sturgis Bike Rally, and on the back of a horse through the Ozark Mountains. I've even had a ghost encounter at a local establishment and a search-and-rescue mission with the help of a US Marshal!
I've traveled by plane, train, and automobile, and more. It seems that no matter where I go or what I do, trouble and adventure seem to follow.
The Incas carried out some of the most dramatic ceremonies known to us from ancient times. Groups of people walked hundreds of miles across arid and mountainous terrain to perform them on mountains over 6,096 m (20,000 feet) high. The most important offerings made during these pilgrimages involved human sacrifices (capacochas). Although Spanish chroniclers wrote about these offerings and the state sponsored processions of which they were a part, their accounts were based on second-hand sources, and the only direct evidence we have of the capacocha sacrifices comes to us from archaeological excavations. Some of the most thoroughly documented of these were undertaken on high mountain summits, where the material evidence has been exceptionally well preserved. In this study we describe the results of research undertaken on Mount Llullaillaco (6,739 m/22,109 feet), which has the world's highest archaeological site. The types of ruins and artifact assemblages recovered are described and analyzed. By comparing the archaeological evidence with the chroniclers' accounts and with findings from other mountaintop sites, common patterns are demonstrated; while at the same time previously little known elements contribute to our understanding of key aspects of Inca religion. This study illustrates the importance of archaeological sites being placed within the broader context of physical and sacred features of the natural landscape.
This early reader activity book takes families through some of the most well-known stories of the Old Testament. Discover more about Noah and the flood, the Battle of Jericho, David and Goliath and more familiar stories through puzzles, mazes, matching games, fill-in-the blank, discussion questions, prayers, and more! Perfect for jump-starting family worship discussions or for kids (ages 5-8) to explore on their own.
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