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The Yamnaya and the Indo-European language family

By |2018-04-21T13:20:00-07:00July 27th, 2017|Central Asia, History|

Yamnaya get around: Map of the spread of Indo-European languages Who were the Yamnaya? People we call the Yamnaya (Ukrainian for "People who lived in pits") seem to have been speaking an early version of the Indo-European language at least as early as 5000 BC in the area between the Black Sea and the Caspian [...]

Slavery and the Cotton Gin – American History

By |2018-04-18T18:26:26-07:00June 8th, 2017|Clothing, North America|

Slavery and the Cotton Gin: A cotton baby dress from about 1796 AD (Wisconsin Historical Society) Cotton in the Caribbean When European explorers came to the West Indies in 1492 AD, they saw that people grew cotton there. By the 1600s these invaders forced the local people to grow more and more cotton. Europeans [...]