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Early economy of northern Europe

By |2017-06-27T00:57:36+00:00June 27th, 2017|Economy, Northern Europe|

Abrigo del Ciervo, Spain, ca. 6000 BC The first people in Europe lived by hunting and gathering; they probably had both dogs and bows and arrows to help them by the time they arrived. By the Neolithic, around 5000 BC, people also started farming a lot of their food. Around the same time, [...]

History of Hunting – Running, Nets, Bows

By |2018-04-19T11:11:13+00:00June 12th, 2017|Economy, Food|

Persistence hunting People have been hunting for a long, long time; the history of hunting is older than people. Even monkeys hunt meat with sticks. So men and women have been hunting since before they even became people. The oldest kind of hunting may be persistence hunting. You just keep chasing an animal until it is [...]

A day in the Islamic Empire – Activities, food, costumes

By |2017-06-11T10:14:37+00:00June 11th, 2017|Games, Islam, West Asia|

Islamic archery contest If you're a teacher, parent, or day camp counselor thinking of spending a week or so on ancient Islam, here's some ideas other people have found useful: You could organize the day around a human chess game, or around bicycle polo, or an archery contest if you can arrange for [...]

History of Music and Musical Instruments

By |2018-04-13T11:21:22+00:00May 25th, 2017|Art|

A rock gong in Africa from the Stone Age People have been making music almost as long as there have been people, probably for at least a hundred thousand years. The earliest music, in Africa, was probably clapping hands and singing. Soon people also began to bang on hollow logs and knock sticks [...]