Wednesday, January 27, 2010
BBC's How the Earth Made Us: The Role of Geology in Human Development
One of the themes of geography is human-environment interaction. Most often people think this means the interrelationship between man and climate or man and biomes. The impact of geology on humans is too often overlooked when teaching the human-enviorment theme of geography.
The first episode of the BBC's How the Earth Made Us shows the importance of geology in the role of human development. Whether it is Bronze Age man using smelting to remove metals from rocks or the presence of water along fault lines allowing prehistoric settlements, geology has played a big role. Watch the "deep earth" episode and learn why geology mattered (and still matters, think *oil*).