chicken

Home » chicken

The end of animal sacrifice – History of religion

By |2018-04-21T12:09:34+00:00August 23rd, 2017|Religion|

Sacrificial procession (Pitsa, ca. 530 BC) People probably began to do animal sacrifice around the time they began farming and keeping domesticated animals, about 10,000 BC. They were certainly sacrificing animals to their gods all over Europe and Asia by 3000 BC. That's when we first have paintings and carvings and written stories about it. For seven thousand years or so, animal sacrifice [...]

Japanese food history

By |2017-07-27T11:45:32+00:00July 27th, 2017|Food, Japan|

Japanese sushi The very earliest people who lived in Japan, starting about 40,000 years ago, lived mainly on fish caught from the sea, though they sometimes hunted local deer or other animals for their meat and they collected plenty of nuts and pears, too, and ate lots of seaweed with their fish. They picked sudachi fruit (like limes) and squeezed [...]

Ancient Greek food – History of Food – Ancient Greece

By |2018-04-22T18:46:32+00:00July 6th, 2017|Food, Greeks|

Ancient Greek food - Platter with fish (Metropolitan Museum of Art) Sacrifice and Greek food Food, for people in Ancient Greece, was what separated people from animals, and from the gods. Gods didn't need to eat, and people did. Animals ate their food raw, but people cooked their food and were civilized. Civilized [...]

How to separate eggs – Food history project

By |2017-06-22T02:20:29+00:00June 22nd, 2017|Food, Southeast Asia|

Cracked egg: see the yolk and the white? For a lot of more advanced cooking, you need to be able to separate eggs. You separate eggs by separating the yellow yolk part from the transparent "white" part. (The white is the part that would turn white if you cooked the egg). You need [...]

Science in Ancient Egypt – Pyramids and papyrus

By |2018-10-28T14:36:46+00:00June 19th, 2017|Africa, Egypt, Science|

Ancient Egyptian science: Nilometer on Elephantine Island (Nile Valley Tours) Scientists in ancient Egypt Egypt was the richest part of Africa, so Egyptians could afford to educate a lot of people and there were a lot of scientists in ancient Egypt. These Egyptian scientists were especially interested in medicine, engineering, and irrigation. Doctors [...]

Ancient Egyptian Food – Eating and drinking in ancient Egypt

By |2018-12-11T11:39:20+00:00June 14th, 2017|Africa, Egypt, Food|

Ancient Egyptian food: Actual bread from Egypt's New Kingdom (Vatican Museum, Rome) Ancient Egyptian food: from both Africa and West Asia Because Egypt is in Africa, but very close to West Asia, what people ate in ancient Egypt was midway between African and West Asian food. Wheat, barley, and olive oil all originally came [...]

Chicken history – Where are chickens from? India and China

By |2018-04-18T09:53:52+00:00June 12th, 2017|China, Food, India|

Chicken history: Clay hen whistle from Mohenjo Daro (ca. 2700 BC, now in Brooklyn Museum) Where are chickens from? Long ago, lots of wild chickens lived in India and East Asia (China, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam). That's where people first domesticated (tamed) chickens, maybe around 7000 BC. Recent genetic evidence shows that people [...]