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11 06, 2017

Herb garden project – History of herbs

By |2019-07-02T08:23:38-07:00June 11th, 2017|Food|0 Comments

Herb garden project: Basil growing in a garden Grow what you eat Herbs are easy to grow, and can give you a sense of what people ate in antiquity and how they got their food. An herb garden project can be done at ground level, but for more accessibility consider a raised bed [...]

31 05, 2017

Food in Early Central Asia

By |2019-03-09T07:36:09-07:00May 31st, 2017|Central Asia, Food|0 Comments

Dried sour yogurt balls in Tashkent, Uzbekistan (thanks to Jeff and Becca Zanatta) Central Asian meat and dairy The nomads who lived in Central Asia, like the Scythians, the Mongols and the Turks, mostly lived on the meat and milk from their big herds of cattle. They ate a lot of yogurt and cheese [...]

31 05, 2017

Environment of Central Asia

By |2019-03-10T06:51:26-07:00May 31st, 2017|Central Asia, Environment|0 Comments

Central Asian steppe What is the steppe? By the time the first Neanderthals reached Central Asia, maybe about 100,000 BC, most of Central Asia was covered by hundreds of miles of tall grass, like the prairies of South Dakota or Nebraska in North America. There were hardly any trees, and not much water. [...]