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14 09, 2017

West Asia in the Stone Age

By |2019-09-05T05:38:31-07:00September 14th, 2017|West Asia|1 Comment

Stone Age West Asia: A building at Gobekli Tepe (ca. 9000 BC) Stone Age West Asia By around 10,000 BC, people in West Asia were beginning to settle down in one place instead of traveling around, even though they were still hunting and gathering and fishing. What is gathering?  Probably this was because the end of the Ice Age was [...]

11 09, 2017

Stone Age art from West Asia

By |2017-09-11T23:03:48-07:00September 11th, 2017|Art, West Asia|0 Comments

Building D, Gobekli Tepe. Southern Turkey, about 9000 BC The earliest art known from West Asia is from about 9000 BC, soon after the end of the last Ice Age. It's from Gobekli Tepe, in southern Turkey near the border with Syria. At Gobekli Tepe, hunter-gatherer people built a big stone temple and decorated it with [...]

20 06, 2017

What is obsidian? Stone tools

By |2018-09-04T08:10:20-07:00June 20th, 2017|Science|0 Comments

Obsidian spear point, one of many obsidian tools from New Mexico (National Park Service) Where does obsidian come from? Obsidian is a kind of volcanic glass. It is shiny and black, and you get it from the area around volcanoes. When a volcano erupts, it spits out a bunch of melted rock. Read [...]