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26 09, 2017

Medieval architecture – Gothic and Romanesque – Europe

By |2019-09-04T05:43:03-07:00September 26th, 2017|Medieval|3 Comments

Cloister at Moissac (ca. 1100 AD, southern France) The first part of the Middle Ages saw very little building of anything but houses in northern Europe, as people struggled to adjust to the fall of Rome. People built some small churches here and there in the Visigothic, Vandal, and Merovingian kingdoms, but not much else. Nearer to the Mediterranean Sea, however, people [...]

10 08, 2017

American houses – Architecture

By |2019-08-22T19:28:23-07:00August 10th, 2017|Architecture, North America|0 Comments

American houses - Iroquois longhouse Houses in the Northwest Because North America is a big place, different parts of North America have different weather. In the Pacific Northwest, there were long rainy winters, and dry sunny summers, but it never got very cold. There were big forests with lots of tall trees. Native American houses North [...]

31 07, 2017

Medieval houses – Europe

By |2019-09-03T09:13:07-07:00July 31st, 2017|Architecture, Medieval|0 Comments

Colleta di Castelbianco, Italy Medieval European houses Houses in the Middle Ages were different from Roman houses in several ways. One important change was that more people lived in small villages for safety, instead of in farmhouses on their own land. Roman houses Northern European houses History of houses Medieval architecture All our medieval Europe [...]

19 05, 2017

History of Fire

By |2018-04-24T08:21:20-07:00May 19th, 2017|Africa, History, Science|0 Comments

History of fire: San men around a campfire The first campfires Probably people were all still in Africa when they first began to use fire for cooking, about 800,000 or a million years ago. People had always known about fire, because fires happened naturally when there were lightning strikes or sparks from two [...]