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MOUNTIAN PASSAGE
The Path of the Ancients, The Journey Continues

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Genesis 11: 1-9
"And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech. And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there... And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
"And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower... and said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another′s speech.
"So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city. Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth."
This gallery will explore some of the places these ancient men traveled to and look at some of the places where they made a home.
A Wayfarer Today can not Help but Take Notice.
A wayƒarer is one who takes many steps on his liƒe journey. On the way he sees interesting things on this land, some of which cause him to stop, take notice and ponder upon.
The Ancients
(m1a-20091014.0922) Just one of the settlements of the Ancients. (Mesa Verde, CO)
Sometimes, one of such sights may cause within him deep thoughts of those people, the ancient ones, who have taken steps before him upon the land he now takes steps upon, even evidence of their passing.
Many would be the thoughts about their travels, where they came from, where they walked to, how much ground did they cover in a day, even what they would carried in their pack as necessities. These ancient foot travelers, like all of mankind would require the basic necessities: food, water, clothing, shelter, work, companionship and because God created it within mankind, worship.
What kind of food did they eat, what was their clothing like, what was the work that they did and what was required of them to survive their day. Also, did they have time for games and recreation.
Too, he would think about what was necessary for these people to protect themselves and their loved ones from both wild animals and possibly other men. But more important, what would be foremost on their minds and what were their thoughts and feeling about God.
He knows that much like it is for many today, it would have been a struggle for them to survive. Methinks, these people, those who came before, the ancients, were not much different than we are, and too, these ancient foot travels were in fact wayfarers as well.

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The Study of the Ancients
The study of historic or prehistoric men and their cultures through the excavation of sites and the analysis of artifacts and other physical remains is called archaeology. Archaeology comes from the Greek word meaning study of ancients and this study discipline is often considered a subdivision of anthropology, which is from the Greek word meaning study of humans.
Archaeologists use terms such as Paleoindians and Paleoamericans to describe the first people inhabiting the western hemisphere during what is referred to by many as the Stone Age. 1 The paleo prefix is from the Greek adjective palaios meaning old. Even the word archaic is of Greek origin and both Greek words will not be used in this gallery. Further, the term Indian is not used herein because the word is a misnomer coined by Europeans and has often been used by many in a discriminatory way.
Therefore, instead of foreign language terms and misnomers, the classification terminology in this gallery will be the English words First Wayfarers. These words are understandable even though the word wayfarer is from Old English roots and not often used today. Nevertheless, it is an appropriate word to describe the first people who walked onto this continent. Yes, a wayfarer is a person who fares (travels) on the way, one who walks upon the face of the earth.
Although the first wayfarers have long since died and have returned to the dust of the earth, we should never forget that they are people too. Just as God has promised in the Bible at Acts 24:15, we are told about all those who have gone before, that "there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust."
Yes, there will come a time, just as God has promised, when those first wayfarers will be back here on the earth and they will want to tell us their stories.

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Stone Age is not in reference to the intellect of man at this time but is a phrase that refers to the time when man′s tools were made from stone. (For more information, go to Stone Tools)

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