Assignement on artifacts

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In this Assignment you will identify and analyze an artifact of your choice. The resources used in the Week 2 Notes and Readings are just a few of the options for types of media you might select as meaningful to you.

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Artifact Analysis Worksheet
An artifact is something made by a human.
It can be a form of art or a form of self-expression that has meaning to you. It can be
anything that a human conceived of as art and deliberately crafted.
For this assignment, you are being asked to share your artifact with your classmates.
Please consider this as you select your artifact by choosing something you are
comfortable sharing and avoiding potentially offensive material.
In the Learning Resources area, there is also a document on “reading” images and text.
It includes many questions which can guide deeper analysis of your artifact.

Share your artifact or a link to your artifact in the space below.
Include a description of the artifact and include research on the background of
the artifact. For example, information about the artist involved.
*** Make sure to cite your sources by including a list of any outsides sources of
information you are using to answer this question. Remember, research is always a
good thing as it shows effort.

The artifact that has been chosen for this analysis is the Nuremberg egg watch that
was developed in the 17th century. This watch and others that make up a collection of
the earliest watches are believed to have been made by Peter Henlein. Typically,
watches have been recorded in history as having been first made in Germany. The
most popular German watchmaker has been the crafter of this watch, Heinlein. This
expert lived in Nuremberg and build a name and career as a locksmith and a
clockmaker in Germany (Higgs, 2018). Due to his expertise, Heinlein has been named
as a watch inventor who also made small decorative Taschenuhren and portable
clocks that people wore as pedants or attached to their clothes as the first watches.
This watch and other watches that were made...

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