HIS 103 OCC Gunpowder Empires Art and Artifact Scavenger Hunt Analysis


Primary sources are the best way for historians to gain insight into people and events in the past. While historical actors may no longer be here to speak with us about what took place in the past, their voices and accounts are preserved in documents, images, and recordings from the time in which they lived. In this assignment, you will perform an in-depth analysis of a primary source.Select a document from a primary source database. Loc.gov is a good place to start your search.Download and review the appropriate analysis worksheet for the type of source you selected. general_artifact_analysis_worksheet.pdf Use this only if none of the other worksheets apply to your source.artwork-analysis-worksheet.pdfcartoon_analysis_worksheet.pdfmap_analysis_worksheet.pdfmotion_picture_analysis_worksheet.pdfphoto_analysis_worksheet.pdfposter_analysis_worksheet.pdfsound_recording_analysis_worksheet.pdfwritten_document_analysis_worksheet.pdfSince the worksheet is not fillable, create a new document and respond to each of the questions on the worksheet. Your document does not need to follow the exact same format as the worksheet, but it must be clear that you considered all of the elements your worksheet asked that you consider.Within the body of your assignment, provide a clickable link to your chosen document. Your instructor must be able to view your chosen document.This is separate Learning About the Gunpowder Empires Through Art & ArtifactsArtifacts from the Gunpowder Empires (Safavid, Ottoman, and Mughal) demonstrate a great convergence of peoples, economies, and cultures during the fifteenth through the eighteenth centuries. Empowered by new military technologies, these mighty empires spread over large swaths of territory, drawing together disparate groups and traditions. In this assignment, you will view artifacts from this time of convergence, and search for themes and patterns common to this historical period.Download and complete the worksheet. Consider the elements you were asked to think about in Assignment 2.1. Submit the completed worksheet to this Assignment by the date indicated on the course syllabus.Art and Artifacts Scavenger Hunt WorksheetRead: Islamic Civilizations ArticleWatch the following videos:The Aztec Empire and Spanish Conquest (26:00)Africa’s Great Civilizations – Part 5: The Atlantic Age (52:31) The Deadly Irony of Gunpowder – Eric Rosado (3:24)Ottoman, Safavid and Mughal Empires | World History | Khan Academy(10:28)

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Gunpowder Empires: Art & Artifact Scavenger Hunt
Locate at least five items relating to the module themes listed below. Complete a row in the chart for each. All of the items you choose to analyze
must be related to the Gunpowder Empires. You may find artifacts by visiting local museums such as the Art Institute of Chicago. You may also find
artifacts online the reputable resources such as the Art Institute of Chicago website.
Provide pictures and links where appropriate.
Title of Art/Artifact
Date/Location of origin (when and
where was it created?)
Describe the object – what does it look
like, what stands out?
List of module themes:
❏ Technology and/or warfare
❏ Religion (images or references)
❏ Buddhism
❏ Islam
❏ Taoism
❏ Geometric Patterns or Mathematical Shapes (such as seven- or eleven- pointed stars)
❏ Arabesque Design (complicated scrolling patterns with leaves, vines, or flowers)
❏ Calligraphy (elaborate handwriting)
❏ “Exotic” materials from trade (such as ivory, silk, jade, coffee)
How does this object tie into module
themes? (choose all that apply from the
list below)

Cultural exchange (for example, an image from one region that included a “foreign” or “exotic” element)
Luxury or wealth of the Gunpowder Empires
Islamic architecture (columns, minarets, scrolling, arches)
Dragon imagery (Asian)

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