In this module we learned how our ancient ancestors in Egypt, Greece, and Rome used colorful pigments from the earth to decorate their skin. To learn more, let’s discuss artifacts that these ancient cultures used for body decorating, and how they compare to similar body decorations in our modern western world today. ONE (1) Initial Post and ONE (1) Classmate Response Post following Directions are required. To earn full points for “Timeliness” (10 points) post your Initial Post by Friday. (Summer semesters: 1 day before Module closes.)


What is an “Artifact”?


An artifact is an object made by a human being that reveals information about the people that made or used it. Examples of body decorating artifacts include: costumes, wigs, and masks; jewelry and hair ornaments; clothing and fashion accessories; tools/equipment used to create or apply makeup, body paint, and tattoos; carvings, paintings, posters, and advertisements showing people using or wearing body decorations.


Suggestion: Think about searching for an artifact that relates to your major/career goals. For example, fashion majors could search for artifacts such as ancient Egyptian, Greek, or Roman clothing, jewelry, headdresses, or special tools used in body decoration. Illustration majors, design majors, fine arts majors, and aspiring tattooers could search for artifacts such as murals, mosaics, or sculptures depicting body decorations. If you need additional assistance to identify a suitable artifact for your post, please email me early in the Module so I can help.




Share ARTIFACT not covered in the Module or previously shared in other posts that ancient the Egyptians, ancient Greeks, or ancient Romans used (or wore) for body decoration. (RESEARCH TIP: Use the Museum of Artifacts @ to find a relevant ancient Egyptian, Greek, or Roman makeup tool, jewelry, hair ornament, clothing, mask, mural or mosaic showing people using or wearing body decorations.) How was it used (or worn) and how does it reflect their culture? Use the “Create New Post” button to respond to this question as follows:


Identify the artifact by culture (Ancient Egyptian, Ancient Greek, or Ancient Roman) and object (what it is) in the Subject Line of your post. (EXAMPLE: Ancient Egyptian kohl eye-makeup pot) (10 points)

Use the “Add Media” button to insert one large image of the artifact. (10 points)

Use the “Add Text” button to discuss how the artifact was used and how it reflects its culture. (100+ words) (40 points)

Type the Titles and Links to TWO (2) of your online research sources at the bottom of your post. Do not use our Class as a Research Source. (EXAMPLE: Kohl Recipient: the god Bes | Louvre Museum | Paris: (10 points)

To earn full points for “Timeliness” post your Initial Post by FRIDAY. (Summer semesters: 1 day before Module closes.) (10 points)