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History of Burma

By |2019-02-25T06:21:53-07:00October 23rd, 2017|History|

The first people in Burma People (and their dogs) probably reached Burma coming along the coast from India, about 47,000 BC, but there's no evidence of them until about 11,000 BC. History of Vietnam History of Cambodia The Quaternary period Farming and iron Soon after that, Burma entered the Neolithic, or Late Stone Age. They [...]

History of Cambodia

By |2017-10-23T12:35:25-07:00October 18th, 2017|History|

Coming from India along the coast, the first people probably got to Cambodia around 45,000 BC. They Funan With the rise of the Silk Road sea trade, India's traders sold things to people in Cambodia and nearby Vietnam, and the people of Cambodia picked up a lot of Indian culture. For one thing, many of [...]

History of Vietnam from the Stone Age to today

By |2019-04-04T12:27:19-07:00October 15th, 2017|Southeast Asia|

Early Vietnam History of Vietnam: Fishermen's wicker boats on the beach at Danang, in Vietnam The first people, with their dogs and baskets, probably reached Vietnam around 45,000 BC, coming along the coast from Africa to India and then Southeast Asia. These first settlers lived mostly by fishing, probably from small boats. And they [...]

Early African warfare – mercenaries and catapults

By |2019-08-21T09:18:19-07:00October 3rd, 2017|Africa|

Early African warfare: Nubian archers in the Middle Kingdom (from the Nubian museum in Aswan, Egypt) The beginnings of war There has been fighting in Africa since the early Stone Age, when one group of people fought and killed another group in order to take over their land along the shore of a [...]

Science in Islamic Africa – medieval African science

By |2019-08-21T09:21:51-07:00October 3rd, 2017|Africa|

Medieval African science: The walls of Timbuktu, in Mali, West Africa Medieval African science In the 700s AD, the Islamic Empire conquered North Africa and began to trade a lot with East Africa. Islamic government did not allow women to work in science or medicine. But there were a lot of men in North Africa and East Africa, and in the area [...]

African map project – al Idrisi and Ptolemy’s maps

By |2019-08-21T09:22:35-07:00October 3rd, 2017|Africa|

African map project: Al-Idrisi's map of the world (1100s AD) What's new about al Idrisi's map? Check out this copy of al-Idrisi's map of the world, created in the 1100s AD. Who was al-Idrisi? More about African science All our Africa articles Can you find the Black Sea? The Caspian Sea? The Mediterranean Sea? Where is China on this [...]

Ships and sailing in ancient Africa – early boats

By |2019-08-21T09:31:01-07:00October 3rd, 2017|Africa|

Early boats: A person in a boat (Barramiya, Upper Egypt, ca. 4000 BC) Early boats: When did people invent boats? African sailing has a long history. People were probably using boats before the first people left Africa. At Blombos Cave in South Africa, people were fishing about 70,000 BC. African science and inventions History of [...]