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Mining and miners in ancient West Asia

By |2018-04-25T23:41:46-07:00September 15th, 2017|Economy, West Asia|

Skeleton of a salt miner from Sassanid Iran Mining was a dangerous job. So most people in the ancient world didn't want to do it. This is the skeleton of a young salt miner. Very likely the miner was enslaved, so he didn't have any choice about working in the salt mine. He [...]

Foot-binding, corsets, and tattoos – Ancient China project

By |2018-04-18T09:54:19-07:00June 9th, 2017|History|

A Chinese shoe for someone with bound feet When we think about Chinese clothing, it strikes us as really weird that women bound little girls' feet so they couldn't grow, and made them grow up with little tiny broken feet that they could hardly walk on. (More on foot-binding) Most women in [...]